6 Nov 2010

Taxpayers subsidise pensions of teachers at Eton and Harrow

Noel Lynch, chair of the London Green party, said it was scandalous that taxpayers were contributing to the pensions of teachers at Eton and Harrow.

"Yet again, ordinary people are effectively subsidising the fees of these elite institutions," he said. "If we really are 'all in this together', then private schools should be charged the true cost of these pensions and taxpayers' cash should be redirected towards more urgent and appropriate spending within the education budget." He added that if private schools were able to offer the same pensions as state schools, it was easier for them to attract the best staff from state schools.

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