Today, the Government issued a call for evidence to inform a review of capital expenditure. Views are being sought from all interested parties including schools, local authorities, the construction industry, and academy sponsors.

The Capital Review team will report to ministers in mid-September and a forward plan for capital investment over the next Spending Review period will be produced by the end of the calendar year.

The call for evidence can be accessed on the DfE's e-consultations website.

Please also see today's important announcement from Secretary of State Michael Gove about a series of new school projects.

Action required

Please respond to the call for evidence by Friday 17 September 2010.

Contact details

Andy Gates
Telephone: 020 7340 8174
Email: Andy.Gates@education.gsi.gov.uk