Legal action over axing of schools building scheme
Education Secretary Michael Gove Michael Gove insisted the Building Schools for the Future initiative was poor value for money
Three councils in England have launched legal action over the government's decision to scrap the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) initiative.
In July, Education Secretary Michael Gove shelved the £55bn programme, saying it was wasteful and inefficient.
Nottingham city and Luton borough councils, along with Waltham Forest Council - all Labour run - are seeking a judicial review.
The government said action had to be taken but funding was still available.
When the BSF scheme was halted, it meant rebuilding or improvement projects at more than 700 schools were cancelled. Read more... (BBC News - 5 October)
Councils to fight school building cuts (The Independent - 5 October)
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