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Department for Education addresses £1 billion of unrealistic inherited spending commitments

Access to Michael Gove's letter outlining how and why £1 billion in reductions will be made.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

(Updated 14 July 2010)

The Department for Education has produced a document regarding the Secretary of State’s announcement concerning end-year flexibility.

The document covers how £1 billion in reductions will be made, why this is being done and what programmes are affected.

The letter from the department to local authorities sent Wednesday 14 July can be downloaded from this page.

The table with more details of end-year flexibility can be downloaded from this page in pdf or Excel formats.

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Published 5 July 2010