Chancellor delivers new budget

There were no major surprises as Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his budget to the House of Commons this week. Most of the budget prescriptions for schools have already been outlined previously by Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education, or were present in the Conservative manifesto. One notable exception is the abolishment of VAT on e-books and digital magazines.

The Education Policy Institute notes that while the budget provides further “insight into the newly elected government’s priorities” it does not reveal what the full picture of funding, especially in relation to SEND.