May seeks £27 billion boost for education – Sunday Telegraph


FILE PHOTO: Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at the House of Commons during Prime Minister’s Questions in London, Britain June 12, 2019. ©UK Parliament/Mark Duffy/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May is considering pushing through a 27 billion pound increase to the education budget in her final weeks in power prompting a clash with the finance ministry, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

The prime minister is demanding a three-year funding settlement for schools and teachers as part of a bid to shore up her legacy, a move opposed by the finance ministry, the newspaper reported.

May is preparing to seek cabinet approval for the plan as soon as Tuesday, the newspaper said.

Reporting By Andrew MacAskill; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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