Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE : Academy funding – comment from the Department for Education [June 2011]

The press release issued by the Department for Education on 16 June 2011.

A Department spokesman said:

The current system of academy funding was introduced by the last government. It relies on local authorities to provide accurate information about their spending and occasionally individual local authorities make errors which lead to academies getting too much or too little funding. It is wrong to blame Departmental officials for errors that have occurred in local authority returns.