Lib Dems would hire 20,000 more teachers and boost starting salaries to £30,000 in £10bn school investment pledge

As the party launches its General Election manifesto on Wednesday the Lib Dems are promising to reverse front line school cuts imposed since 2015 with an ’emergency cash injection’ of £4.6 billion next year. The Daily Mail reports

The Lib Dems insisted that by 2024/25, the party will spend £10.6 billion more on schools than in 2019/20.

The party said it would attract and retain teachers by increasing starting salaries to £30,000 and guaranteeing all teachers a pay rise of at least 3% a year over the next five years.

Party leader Jo Swinson said: ‘This is an investment in our children’s future. Our schools should be world class, helping every child make the most of the challenges ahead.

‘It is disgraceful that some schools feel they have no choice but to ask parents to chip in for supplies, and are closing early on Friday to balance the books.”

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