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Covid disruption could cost pupils in England up to £46,000, finds report

Thursday 21st October 2021

Blow to lifetime earnings would affect students in north and Midlands worst, says thinktank

Pupils in England whose learning has been severely disrupted by the pandemic could lose up to £46,000 in lifetime earnings, costing the economy hundreds of billions of pounds, without additional government investment, according to research.

The report by the Educational Policy Institute (EPI) identified stark regional differences in learning loss – with pupils in parts of the north and Midlands worst affected – which it warned would undermine the government’s levelling-up agenda.

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