CABE loses £1m BSF funding as schools programme axed

A total of £5 billion worth of cuts to the Building Schools for the Future programme is expected to be announced later today.

The government scrapped the BSF yesterday afternoon as part of on-going spending cuts.

Addressing the House of Commons Education secretary Michael Gove said in the current financial climate it would have been "irresponsible to carry on regardless with an inflexible, and needlessly complex programme".

The decision could see 715 schools no longer built or refurbished through the programme, according to reports, and will see CABE lose its £972,000 annual funding for its design advice service associated the programme.

Michael Gove will make the announcement at 4:30 today

For more detail and industry reaction see Horticulture Week 9 July and on the web.

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