‘Save teachers from asbestos risk,’ chancellor warned

TES is reporting that cash must be made available in tomorrow’s Budget to remove asbestos from “crumbling” school buildings, unions are urging.

The health of teachers and pupils is being put at risk by exposure to the potentially hazardous building material, according to teaching unions that make up the Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC).

The warning comes as school capital funding has fallen by 40 per cent in real terms between 2010-11 and 2019-20, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

Around four-fifths of school buildings in England contain asbestos, according to the Department for Health’s own estimate.

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