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Tories pledge extra £1bn a year for education.

Tories pledge extra £1bn a year for education.

The Conservatives have promised an extra £1bn per year to tackle school funding shortages in England in their election manifesto.

This will mostly be funded with £650m per year from stopping free lunches currently offered to all infant pupils.

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says this will still mean 2% to 3% real-term cuts in per pupil spending, because of rising costs and pupil numbers.

Labour and Liberal Democrats have also promised extra school funding.

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