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1p on tax to stop school budget cuts.

1p on tax to stop school budget cuts.

Protecting schools from real-terms cuts in England would mean spending the equivalent of an extra penny on the basic rate of income tax, says the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

The financial think tank says maintaining funding at current levels would mean raising spending by £3.7bn.

Head teachers have been warning of job losses from budget shortages.

But Luke Sibieta of the IFS says: "A promise to protect schools from cuts will not come cheap."

School funding has been an election battleground - with opposition parties highlighting budget shortages.

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