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FE missing millions

FE England - find the missing millions!

This tool uses 2019-20 funding data and projects how much extra money your college should have received this year with a 4.7% increase on their 16-19 base rate funding.

Changes in student numbers will affect the final outcome but it is a reasonable starting point for asking questions of your management about your pay rise this year. We deserve an explanation!


InstitutionFunding boost

Abingdon and Witney College

£384,283

Activate Learning

£1,885,810

ADA National College for Digital Skills

£37,841

Askham Bryan College

£606,099

Barking and Dagenham College

£710,678

Barnet and Southgate College

£700,949

Barnsley College

£1,048,814

Basingstoke College of Technology

£258,036

Bath College

£402,726

Bedford College

£1,233,696

Berkshire College of Agriculture

£387,712

Birmingham Metropolitan College

£1,072,532

Bishop Auckland College

£142,723

Bishop Burton College

£471,646

Blackburn College

£631,336

Blackpool and the Fylde College

£519,428

Bolton College

£504,769

Boston College

£350,631

Bradford College

£729,807

Bridgwater College

£756,446

Brockenhurst College

£487,146

Brooklands Technical College

£305,116

Burnley College

£519,204

Burton and South Derbyshire College

£369,494

Bury College

£807,395

Calderdale College

£366,258

Cambridge Regional College

£645,370

Capel Manor College

£311,043

Central Bedfordshire College

£362,531

Chelmsford College

£442,609

Cheshire College South and West

£817,205

Chesterfield College

£540,725

Chichester College

£1,320,502

City College Plymouth

£510,270

City College, Norwich

£957,402

City of Bristol College

£624,477

City of Sunderland College

£1,141,653

City of Wolverhampton College

£421,710

Colchester Institute

£789,667

Cornwall College

£800,818

Coventry College

£625,995

Craven College

£259,068

Croydon College

£598,199

Darlington College

£291,215

Derby College

£1,080,898

Derwentside College

£104,760

DN Colleges Group

£884,454

Dudley College of Technology

£985,030

Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College

£430,516

East Coast College

£569,916

East Durham College

£350,463

East Kent College

£1,210,164

East Surrey College

£600,243

Eastleigh College

£267,755

Exeter College

£1,113,637

Fareham College

£317,188

Farnborough College of Technology

£362,034

Furness College

£289,932

Gateshead College

£522,484

Gloucestershire College

£500,588

Grantham College

£147,181

Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

£697,494

Hadlow College

£282,492

Halesowen College

£888,683

Harlow College

£564,698

Hartlepool College of Further Education

£267,215

Havant & South Downs College

£993,078

HCUC

£1,424,049

Heart of Worcestershire College

£535,490

Hereford College of Arts

£86,171

Hereward College of Further Education

£65,009

Hertford Regional College

£417,749

Highbury College, Portsmouth

£297,281

Hopwood Hall College

£640,068

Hugh Baird College

£495,074

Hull College

£409,056

Isle of Wight College

£332,615

Kendal College

£231,403

Kingston Maurward College

£173,457

Kirklees College

£759,741

Lakes College West Cumbria

£202,383

Lambeth College

£315,153

Lancaster and Morecambe College

£228,878

Leeds City College

£1,543,215

Leeds College of Building

£221,591

Leicester College

£795,807

Lincoln College

£535,147

London South East Colleges

£907,164

Loughborough College

£696,109

LTE Group T/A The Manchester College

£1,107,556

Macclesfield College

£222,858

Middlesbrough College

£836,857

Mid-Kent College of Higher and Further Education

£770,470

Milton Keynes College

£624,338

Morley College Limited

£892

Moulton College

£394,932

Myerscough College

£450,165

NCG

£2,576,489

Nelson and Colne College

£504,426

New City College

£2,279,769

New College, Durham

£559,753

New College, Swindon

£588,940

Newbury College

£129,608

Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group

£1,058,065

Newham College of Further Education

£509,039

North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot)

£359,426

North Hertfordshire College

£405,323

North Kent College

£653,294

North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

£652,963

Northampton College

£709,402

Nottingham College

£1,345,409

Oaklands College

£804,134

Petroc

£502,794

Plumpton College

£305,012

Preston College

£315,635

Reaseheath College

£554,892

Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College

£3,881

Richmond Upon Thames College

£354,984

Riverside College Halton

£689,320

RNN Group

£667,022

Runshaw College

£972,867

Salford City College

£909,149

Sandwell College

£1,164,806

Seevic College

£694,477

Selby College

£233,244

Shipley College

£192,635

Solihull College

£1,029,515

South and City College Birmingham

£1,127,214

South Devon College

£458,114

South Essex College of Further and Higher Education

£1,105,018

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College

£759,057

South Staffordshire College

£531,028

South Thames Colleges Group

£1,300,059

Southampton City College

£250,157

Southport College

£356,344

Sparsholt College Hampshire

£640,259

St Helens College

£555,949

Stanmore College

£316,219

Stoke On Trent College

£369,674

Strode College

£273,337

Suffolk New College

£491,582

Swindon College

£244,221

Tameside College

£549,374

Telford College

£441,167

The Bournemouth and Poole College

£606,582

The City of Liverpool College

£692,815

The College of West Anglia

£600,643

The Oldham College

£476,175

The Sheffield College

£1,078,800

The Windsor Forest Colleges Group

£621,525

The WKCIC Group

£2,324,719

Trafford College Group

£723,264

Truro and Penwith College

£1,002,268

Tyne Coast College

£494,298

United Colleges Group

£1,005,313

Wakefield College

£654,222

Walsall College

£891,441

Waltham Forest College

£361,306

Warrington and Vale Royal College

£351,558

Warwickshire College

£882,642

West Herts College

£1,332,418

West Kent and Ashford College

£409,654

West Nottinghamshire College

£624,367

West Suffolk College

£616,949

West Thames College

£432,591

Weston College

£677,239

Weymouth College

£257,895

Wigan and Leigh College

£661,923

Wiltshire College

£710,680

Wirral Metropolitan College

£463,847

Working Men's College Corporation

£7,709

Yeovil College

£276,225

York College

£695,458

Buckinghamshire College Group

£556,154

Hartpury College of Further Education

£438,692

Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College

£539,144

Brooksby Melton College

£269,236

Cleveland College of Art and Design

£103,932

East Riding College

£248,435

Easton and Otley College

£448,086

Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education

£614,692

Kensington and Chelsea College

£84,788

National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries

£3,723

New College Stamford

£401,333

Peterborough Regional College

£624,583

Stephenson College

£119,008

Stockton Riverside College

£462,887

Sussex Coast College Hastings

£1,015,512

The City Literary Institute

£1,983


We deserve an explanation!

After years of joint campaigning with the Association of Colleges (AoC) we won £400 million of increased government funding for FE, £224 million of which arrived in August 2020 in base rate funding that colleges could spend as they wished - staff pay was always supposed to be top of the list. 

Last year the AoC told unions that the money would arrive this year for a more substantial pay offer. FE members deserve an explanation of why the AoC have once again made a derisory recommendation of just 1% when the money has arrived in the sector as they said it would.

Trust needs to be restored and the only way that can happen is if your college management open the books and provide complete transparency. We need to see not just the accounts from last year but the current management accounts and projected budgets going forward.

Trust will only be restored with total transparency. The figure from this tool gives you a starting point to open a discussion with your management about pay in your college and where this year's additional funding has gone if not on pay.

Branches briefed on unpacking and reading college accounts

As we emerge from the shadow of the pandemic, questions still need to be asked about where the £400 million of extra funding has been spent?

We know half of that money could have been spent on staff pay but wasn't. The Association of Colleges have once again made a pay recommendation of just 1%. The same recommendation they have made year after year with no recognition of the extra funding won for the sector by our joint campaigning and lobbying.

UCU engaged expert independent financial analyst Frances Coppola to brief branch officers before they challenge college management on their accounts and find out where the missing millions have gone. You can watch back the webinar below. The presentation slides used during the webinar are available here [1mb]. See also the letter from UCU to college CEOs and principals asking them to provide branches with full disclosure of college finances [246kb].

Last updated: 19 March 2021