§ Ms Estelle Morris
Most ringfenced funding, including the Standards Fund and funding for capital work, is paid via Local Education Authorities, not directly to individual maintained schools. Non-maintained special schools and voluntary-aided schools do receive some capital funding direct from the Department. For 2000–2001, around 75 per cent. of the £1.6 billion expenditure supported90W through the Standards Fund must be devolved to schools. In addition, schools will receive a share of the £290 million funding increase announced in the Budget and of the £50 million for general support of school budgets. These additional amounts will be paid to Local Education Authorities but must be fully passed on to schools.