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On 12th January 2023 the Government announced a consultation on calculating holiday pay entitlement for part-year and irregular hours workers.   

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The government has announced a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme for businesses, charities and the public sector from April 2023. 

DfE announces additional school capital funding for the 2022/23 financial year The Department for Education recently announced an additional £447 million in capital allocations for schools on top of the Devolved Formula Capital (DFC) already allocated. With payments expected in December 22, each school, or eligible institution, will receive a lump sum of £10,000 and an amount per pupil of £20.06, weighted by the phase of the pupil. Schools must spend this funding on capital projects, with the focus on projects to improve your school’s energy efficiency. Full details of your school’s allocation can be found here along with the ‘condition grants spend guidance’: School capital funding - GOV.UK ( 

The Education Secretary Gillian Keegan has confirmed that the Schools Bill introduced earlier this year will now not progress.  Ms Keegan said that parliamentary time had been ‘reprioritised’ to focus on tackling the rising cost of living. She also said that ministers ‘remain committed’ to the objectives of the Schools Bill. She said ‘A lot of the Schools White Paper is being implemented and did not require legislation in many cases’. The government will look at making progress with its academy plans without new legislation, and the academy regulation review will continue.  

What have we learnt from the budget statement announcement today for the future of school budgets? 

The DfE have confirmed, School Teachers Pay and Conditions document 2022 process is complete and became law 4th November.  

Following the TU side meeting held on 1st November 2022 we have received confirmation that agreement has been reached on rates of pay applicable with effect from 1 April 2022. 

Gillian Keegan MP has been confirmed as the new Secretary of State for Education. Gillian replaces The RT Hon Kit Malthouse MP, who has been in post since 6th September 2022. Gillian is the 6th Secretary of State for Education since September 2021.Read more about Gillian Keegan MP 

Teaching unions are balloting their members for strike action for above inflation pay rises. Lots of information is circulating with the different unions about potential strike action. The following article helps clarify the status of each union. 

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