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Section 251 - spending plans
Under section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, local authorities (LAs) are required to prepare and submit annually to the Secretary of State separate budget and outturn statements about their planned and actual expenditure for their education and children’s social care functions. Section 251 replaces Section 52 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 in England.
The statements are the primary means of informing schools and the public in general about LA funding and expenditure plans. The statements are intended to give detailed information on each LA's planned expenditure on their education and children’s social care functions in a form which allows benchmarking by schools' forums and authorities.
Current year spending plans and last year’s actual expenditure
Previous years’ spending plans
- Budget Statement 2010-11 [Excel 1.56 MB]
- Budget Statement 2009-10 [Excel 1.55 MB]
- Budget Statement 2008-09 [Excel 1.48 MB]