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    So is BSF a dead duck now that the conservatives are in?

    I think it must be as with the spending plans and tax cuts to come, surely it must be one of the first to fall?

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    Discussion already started here

    And more recently here

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    From my understanding it's not dead in the water - just there'll be less money to spend on the whole project.

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    People forget that whoever was in, there would be cuts! Because Labour had done such a poor job of curbing spending and just going all out, we now have to have a complete reversal and cut back even more.
    The spending had to stop and I feel sorry for the conservatives who have to be the scapegoat for the poor state labour made our country.

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    To paraphrase myself from another thread:

    The Tories recently spoke about the need to continue to improve schools but focus less on flashy, expensive, award winning buildings and focus more on what is going on inside the building. They are not anti-BSF but anti the amount of money being wasted on consultants and unnecessary frills.

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    Essentially BSF will continue, but at a detrimental cost. It will no longer be about new buildings, but new infrastructure within the school. EG upgrading old copper runs with fibre, telephone systems upgraded, ICT suites refurbished, music rooms refurbished etc. Taking away the cost of the new buildings curbs spending substantially!

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    I hope that a change of government has an impact on BSF - it might mean the funds are more carefully distributed. I.e the school gets more benefit rather than a load of consultants creaming off large salaries to provide a half baked building and infrastructure project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenWonder View Post
    I hope that a change of government has an impact on BSF - it might mean the funds are more carefully distributed. I.e the school gets more benefit rather than a load of consultants creaming off large salaries to provide a half baked building and infrastructure project.
    Have they had another election and kicked the Tories out already?

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    If you want to have an insight into how the Government might make savings in the public sector take a look at this article published just before the General Election

    Carillion boss 'excited' by prospect of spending cuts - Telegraph

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    looks like it is getting reviewed

    55bn school building plan faces axe to fund Swedish-style system | Education | The Guardian

    Schools and local authorities were urgently seeking guarantees tonight as news of the review was made public. The Department for Education insisted that no decision had been taken, but sources close to the project said there would be a concerted drive to make savings from the 8.5bn annual budget for new schools, redirecting some of that money to help start the Swedish-style free schools the Conservatives have promised.

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    So it's Academies and Free Schools as per the Swedish model, taking control away from local councils. Well, tbh 75% of stuff the council gets involved with in our school goes pear shaped and costs a fortune, so might be a good move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by broc View Post
    If you want to have an insight into how the Government might make savings in the public sector take a look at this article published just before the General Election

    Carillion boss 'excited' by prospect of spending cuts - Telegraph
    it's a once in a generation opportunity, apparently....

    General election: Civil service braces for spending cuts on a grand scale | Politics | The Guardian

    who'd have thunk it. 'cuts' equals public to private transfer. ofcourse if they genuinely cut spending without enriching the private sector over a number of years, then that would be taking money out of the economy....so they clearly won't do that.

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