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NUT: It's absurd to justify spending £8.3bn on academies in two years while warning of dire economic situation
Commenting on the report Managing the Expansion of the Academies Programme, published today by the National Audit Office (NAO), Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:
Commenting on the announcement by Education Minister John O’Dowd of additional funding for new and refurbished school buildings, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK and in Northern Ireland, said:
CIHT welcomes the 2013 Budget’s acknowledgement that infrastructure is a key economic policy priority. Investment in a fully functioning transport infrastructure is essential to underpinning a successful economy and has been at the forefront of CIHT’s vision for a prosperous economic future for the UK.
Today’s GDP figures, published by ONS, show that the UK economy grew by 0.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the previous quarter and was up 0.6 per cent compared to the same quarter a year ago. Construction fared much worse, declining by 2.5 per cent quarter-on- quarter and 5.9 per cent year-on-year.
Public sector workers should be afraid of losing their jobs because it will make them more productive, Oliver Letwin has said.