Saffron Walden MP Kemi Badenoch has welcomed extra funding from the Government to help schools and colleges in Uttlesford with energy costs.

The share of £500 million for energy efficiency upgrades will help schools and colleges save on their energy bills during the winter months and manage their energy consumption during the cost of living crisis - as well as them making more energy efficient in the future.

On average, a primary school will receive approximately £16,000, a secondary school will receive around £42,000 and further education college groups will benefit from approximately £290,000.

State schools and colleges will be supported with installing better heating controls, insulation to reduce heat loss from pipes, or switching to energy efficient lighting.

The funding will be available in the coming weeks, and schools and colleges will be able to decide what energy upgrades to prioritise.

Mrs Badenoch said: "Many local schools have written to me about their rising energy bills or financial pressures, and I have been working with colleagues across government on how we can assist.

"On top of the Energy Relief scheme, this extra funding will continue supporting schools and colleges by reducing how much they need to spend on their energy and giving them greater certainty over their budgets."