Secrecy over Agnew conflicts of interest

The Department for Education has refused to say what steps a minister who oversees academies while remaining a trustee of a controversial academy trust has taken to avoid conflicts of interest.

The decision to keep Lord Agnew’s conflict of interest agreement secret following a freedom of information request from Tes was branded an “absurd spectacle” by Labour shadow education secretary Angela Rayner.

Lord Agnew founded the Norfolk-based Inspiration Trust in 2012, and stood down as chairman when he became a schools minister in September 2017, but he remains a member and trustee.

TES story here

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