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We received 36 responses to this consultation. The majority of consultation responses supported the proposals and agreed with the principles to introduce new regulations and update the conditions of grant in light of the changes to the school funding system in 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015.
The consultation response sets out where we have made further amendments to the regulations following feedback from our stakeholders.
This is a consultation on the regulations that govern school and early years finance. The consultation also proposes changes to the conditions of grant for the dedicated schools grant, which is the main grant for school funding from the Department for Education to local authorities.
The regulations put in place the new arrangements for local authorities to set school budgets for the financial year 2014 to 2015, as set out in the document ‘School Funding Reform: Findings from the review of 2013 to 2014 financial year arrangements and changes for the 2014 to 2015 financial year’. The regulations also introduce a number of technical changes to schools and early years budget setting, which are described in more detail in the consultation document.
The accompanying letter seeks views from chief finance officers, finance officers, chairs and clerks of schools forums and national organisations.