Commenting on a briefing note from the Institute for Fiscal Studies detailing how 30% of Covid-related spending on education in England is due to come from existing budgets, Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said: 

“This report from the IFS exposes another example of the gap between Government rhetoric about investing in education recovery and the reality. Creative accounting will not fool parents, teachers and the community. The Government have allocated just £250 per pupil which compares poorly with other nations like the United States and the Netherlands, which are investing £1600 and £2500 per pupil respectively.”