In February 2017 the latest National School Delivery Cost Benchmarking Report was published which saw cost data from 107 Local Authorities come together with data from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. The report was undertaken by Hampshire County Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council with support from the Local Government Association. The team are working on a new study for publication early in 2018 with all Local Authorities invited to contribute. As was the case with previous studies this new study is being conducted by Hampshire County Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council with the support of The Local Government Association, Cabinet Office and the Department for Education.
EBDOG colleagues are strongly encouraged to participate in this significant exercise to continue to build a credible case to inform our sector and central government of the true costs of school projects including cost per place, gross and net costs. The submission period for the study is up to Friday 27th October 2017. If you are able to submit any new data in response to this request, then please return your completed forms to Mike Raven at East Riding Council – Michael.Raven@eastriding.gov.uk.
The form for submitting your latest benchmarking data can be obtained from: https://www.local.gov.uk/construction-procurement and then clicking on the link entitled ‘National School Delivery Cost Benchmarking’.