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Fairer funding for Gloucestershire schools

Last week, the Government took the first steps towards a new national funding formula for schools. Nicky Morgan, the Education Secretary, announced that the new formula will level the playing field of school funding, which currently heavily favours some areas more than others.

Raising standards in schools

Good educational standards are key in ensuring that the next generation have the skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive global market.

Raising standards in schools

Good educational standards are key in ensuring that the next generation have the skills they need to succeed in today’s competitive global market.

The security of a job and a rising pay packet

Recent figures released by the independent Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that the UK’s excellent employment figures continue to improve. The employment rate is now 74.1 per cent – an increase of almost 4 per cent since 2010, with unemployment down 820,000 in the same period.

Forest Showcase

On October 29th 2014, Mark Harper MP, alongside Baroness Royall of Blaisdon, hosted an event in Parliament to showcase 12 organisations from the Forest of Dean.

The event welcomed food and drink producers, businesses and community organisations from all over the Forest.