Watch: Huw welcomes school funding announcement

I am passionate about education and have long been campaigning for fairer funding for schools in Bexhill and Battle, and so I welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer's announcement of a £7.1 billion increase in funding for schools over the next few years.

Following the announcement in the Spending Round Statement today I took the opportunity to thank the Chancellor for this increase, which will greatly help across East Sussex schools. I also thanked the teachers, headteachers and governors who have fought for fairer funding with me.

Watch the Chancellor’s response below: