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    Schools: Hands up if you know the answer

    2011-04-19T14:38:00Z

    The James Review team has spent months coming up with the solution to schools delivery - and it looks suspiciously like existing body Partnerships for Schools. The government needs to swallow its pride and accept the verdict

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    BSF legal battle: learn the lessons

    2011-01-25T13:18:00Z

    This week’s court fight over the scrapping of BSF should sound a note of caution to the government over its future school building policy

  • Sarah Richardson
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    Make schools not war

    2010-10-14T12:36:00Z

    The escalating battle between Michael Gove and councils taking legal action over BSF threatens to become a drawn out conflict – the perfect excuse to delay school building further

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    BSF: In defence of Tim Byles

    2010-07-12T17:01:00Z

    Some government officials look like they may be attempting to pin blame for the latest BSF fiasco on Tim Byles. If they do, they could be making a huge mistake.

  • Ike Ijeh
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    Schools out

    2010-06-11T11:42:00Z

    Michael Gove’s attack on BSF has angered the construction industry, but might he have a point?

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    A removeable feast: how long will schools funding last?

    2009-09-03T18:18:00Z

    The education sector is one of the areas to have remained buoyant during the recession. Capital funding has increased fourfold since 1997/98, putting it at just over £4.1bn. Altogether, the education sector is providing £6bn a year for construction through public funding and indirectly through the PFI. These workloads are ...

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    Back to schools: building in a recession

    2009-09-03T18:12:00Z

    Question one. How can we keep spending billions on school building while struggling with the biggest crisis in our public finances since the war? Not easy, is it? Even a grade A* economics student would struggle with this one. Not many of us are putting our hands up and ...

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    What's new in schools

    2009-08-27T17:45:00Z

    The £45bn Building Schools for the Future programme proved it’s weathering the recession this week pretty well this week, with two major schemes reaching financial close. The deals - on the first phase of the £2.4bn Birmingham BSF and a £500m scheme in Durham – prove that, despite continuing issues ...