BBC News: School consultants ‘earned £170m’

 BBC News  Sunday, 6 September 2009 20:21 UK

The Tories say ministers have mismanaged the rebuilding scheme 
Local authorities have spent £170 million on consultants in a government scheme to refurbish and rebuild schools in England, the Conservatives say.

They say the £50 billion Building Schools for the Future programme has delivered “hardly any improvements”.

The Schools Secretary Ed Balls defended the scheme and accused the Conservatives of planning to make cuts.

The government says 87 schools have been improved or rebuilt, with a further 33 due to open within days…

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