Cost pressures - correspondence with the Secretary of State
On the 8 March 2010, f40 wrote to Ed Balls (with a copy to the Schools Minister Vernon Coaker) to express disappointment that the promised funding formula consultation had not materialized (it was launched a week later on 15 March 2010) and to flag up growing concerns among f40 member authorities about developing cost pressures affecting all authorities, but impacting more on the lowest funded.
Post election, f40 wrote to the new Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP, to re-state the Group's arguements in relation to developing cost pressures. This letter also refferred to f40's consultation submission and a request for a meeting at an early date.
F40 received a response to that letter from Lord Hill of Oareford, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, who is responsible for funding matters.