As one who has lobbied for more cash for local schools and social care, I was pleased to see both in the Conservative Manifesto.
The document confirms the government will press ahead with fairer funding, giving larger increases for schools with the smallest per pupil sums today. It also offers an additional 4000 million pounds over the next Parliament to the schools budget, so the gap can be narrowed without cutting the budgets of the better funded.
It also proposes more money for social care, paid for in part from removing the winter fuel allowance from better off pensioners.
Both increases will be welcome in West Berkshire and Wokingham Council areas, as the budgets are currently tight.
Published and promoted by Fraser Mc Farland on behalf of John Redwood, both at 30 Rose Street Wokingham RG40 1XU