‘May seeks $34b boost for education’

Reuters . London | Update:

Britain`s prime minister Theresa May speaks at the House of Commons during prime minister`s Questions in London, Britain 12 June 2019. Photo: ReutersBritish prime minister Theresa May is considering pushing through a 27 billion pound ($34 billion) increase to the education budget in her final weeks in power prompting a clash with the finance ministry, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

The prime minister is demanding a three-year funding settlement for schools and teachers as part of a bid to shore up her legacy, a move opposed by the finance ministry, the newspaper reported.

May is preparing to seek cabinet approval for the plan as soon as Tuesday, the newspaper said.

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