FMRT development meetings

f40 has been working on proposals for a new school funding formula. It established the Finance Managers Research Team, consisting of specialist finance managers from member local authorities, to develop new formula proposals that the government should consider.

Click the dates to see notes of the team’s meetings:

The next meeting of FMRT is scheduled for 12 January 2017.


The work initially resulted in a paper “Towards a National Funding Formula for Schools: the f40 Perspective“, which was ratified by f40’s Executive Committee on 28 September 2013, and was supplied to the Schools Minister and the Department for Education.


Meetings were held with the Funding Team at the Department for Education on:


Parliamentary activity

Briefings were staged for MPs at the House of Commons on 3 February and 14 July 2015. Both events were very well attended.

 14 July 2015


3 February 2015

Back bench parliamentary debates


 Government meetings / Correspondence