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NAHT comments on Labour analysis of school energy bills

Commenting as Labour releases House of Commons Library data showing that school energy bills doubled last year, Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT, said:

“Rising energy costs are a huge concern for school leaders. Labour’s analysis shows bills doubled in 2021, which was hard enough – but the massive hikes we’re hearing about so far this year dwarf that.

"Like every household and business, schools are facing rises in energy costs that could cripple their budgets – budgets that are already stretched to breaking point. The government needs to remember that every penny diverted to paying increased energy bills is a penny that can’t be spent on children’s learning and wellbeing. It is pupils that could suffer if they don’t take action to help.”

First published 06 April 2022