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Government urged to list education jobs from kickstart cash

The Construction Products Association has called on the Government to list the improvements to the nation’s education estate that will be achieved by the money it pledged to bring forward in last year’s Pre-Budget Report.

In its Achievable Targets 2009/10 report, the Construction Products Association gave the Government just one star out of five for progress towards updating existing education stock. It gave the Government three stars for its work on new build schools and colleges.

Other recommendations included providing detailed information on the condition of existing schools and colleges; and setting interim targets for the Primary Capital Programme to renew primary schools.

The Construction Products Association also called for the Government to provide a clear programme for the £55 billion Building Schools for the Future programme to ensure the secondary school modernisation scheme was completed by its 2023 deadline.

For the ailing Building Colleges for the Future scheme, the Construction Products Association called for a process to be established to prioritise the work needed to be undertaken. It said a programme should be developed for delivering this work by 2016.