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Nick Clegg announces £7 billion ‘fairness premium’ for disadvantaged children

Details of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg’s speech Putting a premium on fairness.

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has today given a speech setting out the Coalition Government’s approach to fairness and social mobility. He has announced £7 billion funding for a ‘fairness premium’, which will give all disadvantaged two-year-olds an entitlement to 15 hours a week of pre-school education and also to deliver a pupil premium for disadvantaged children.

The full text of Nick Clegg’s speech ‘Putting a Premium on Fairness’ delivered at Spires Junior School, Chesterfield, is available to download from the Cabinet Office website.

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Published 15 October 2010