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BSF cuts: Partnerships for Schools faces axe

The government’s BSF delivery body could be scrapped following last week’s bungled announcement over BSF

Officials in Whitehall have blamed Partnerships for Schools for a series of errors which saw Education Secretary Michael Gove publish five incorrect lists of axed school projects.

Doubts for the future of the quango were raised as the £216,000 salary of chief executive Tim Byles, was mysteriously revealed to The Sunday Times over the weekend.

The leak came a day before Gove made a humiliating apology to the Commons as a result of the BSF-list fiasco.

A Department for Education spokesperson denied the claims and said: ‘It is clear Gove takes full personal responsbility for the issues’.

Gove’s long-awaited announcement on BSF killed off 700 school projects worth £7.5 billion, creating an estimated 1,000 redundancies for education-sector architects.




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