This guide supports the Education Committee in its examination of the Department for Education’s (DfE’s) spending and performance. It summarises information and insights gained from our examinations of the DfE and related bodies across the sector in England and the DfE’s annual report and accounts.

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In 2022-23, the DfE spent £83 billion to meet its responsibilities for children’s services and education, including early years, schools, further and higher education policy, apprenticeships, and wider skills in England.


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