The money for ’little extras’ for schools is an insult to teachers and pupils in the North East.
They are facing a multitude of cuts. They need proper funding and proper support, not little extras.
Added to this the supposed ‘extra’ money for social care is still a ‘real terms’ cut over the next few years.
There was nothing in this budget for Sunderland and the North East. Just more of the same; more austerity.