Philip Hammond refuses to give way on school funding increase amid no-deal Brexit threat

i News is reporting that talks between the Education Secretary and the Chancellor to increase spending on education are heading towards failure as both sides fail to reach any kind of agreement.

understands Damian Hinds is close to walking away from the negotiating table as he and Philip Hammond have been unable to agree how much the sector should receive.

A senior source told i: “Mr Hammond wants his own legacy to be about maintaining fiscal integrity. But he doesn’t do politics.” 

The DfE now believes it has a better chance of securing money for schools once Mr Hammond has gone and a new Chancellor is appointed by either Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt.

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