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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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Julian supports Cats Protection’s ‘paws-itive’ work in Huntington

Julian supports Cats Protection’s ‘paws-itive’ work in Huntington

Last Friday, Julian visited the Cats Protection adoption centre in Huntington to see first-hand how the charity cares for unwanted cats, meeting the 23 current feline residents. After his visit, Julian said “I was really impressed at the work done by staff and volunteers here. The centre does a brilliant job looking after unwanted cats

Julian lobbies Northern Powerhouse Minister on ensuring Local Enterprise Partnerships deliver for rural areas

Yesterday afternoon, Julian convened a cross-party meeting with the Minister for the Northern Powerhouse...

Julian Leads Agriculture GCSE Debate

In a debate in Parliament today Julian made the case for the introduction of...

Julian presses Ministers on York NHS winter funding

Julian this morning pressed Ministers at the Department of Health to make sure that...

Julian Welcomes School Funding Announcement

September 15, 2017

Julian has welcomed the Department for Education’s recent announcement on school funding and described the commitment as “a victory for York’s schools”.

The Secretary of State has set out the Government’s final decisions on the national funding formula for schools. This will come into effect from April 2018 and will replace the current unfair, opaque and out of date funding system that sees each area of the country receive very different amounts of money for no justifiable reason.

The announcement follows a commitment to investing an additional £1.3 billion in schools and high needs over the next two years, on top of the Government’s existing spending plans. As a result, core funding will rise from almost £41 billion in 2017-18 to £42.4 billion in 2018-19 and £43.5 billion in 2019-20.

This announcement is welcome news for York, historically one of the lowest funded areas in the country, and total funding across York Outer could see a 10.2 per cent uplift over the coming years.

Speaking after the announcement Julian said: “The Secretary of State guaranteed a minimum funding rate earlier in the summer and I am delighted that this has now been confirmed and the national funding formula will be introduced from 2018.

At times, it has felt as though our campaign might falter and there have been a number of delays and necessary tweaks. However, the latest guarantees are positive and I shall be having further discussions with head teachers and City of York Council in coming weeks  

This reform has been a long time coming and will make a real difference to many schools in York. Initial proposals suggested that a small number of schools in my constituency would be losing money; thankfully the Government has listened to the recent consultation and this is no longer the case.”