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FE missing millions

FE England - find the missing millions!

17 March 2021

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!

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Abingdon and Witney College


Activate Learning


ADA National College for Digital Skills


Askham Bryan College


Barking and Dagenham College


Barnet and Southgate College


Barnsley College


Basingstoke College of Technology


Bath College


Bedford College


Berkshire College of Agriculture


Birmingham Metropolitan College


Bishop Auckland College


Bishop Burton College


Blackburn College


Blackpool and the Fylde College


Bolton College


Boston College


Bradford College


Bridgwater College


Brockenhurst College


Brooklands Technical College


Burnley College


Burton and South Derbyshire College


Bury College


Calderdale College


Cambridge Regional College


Capel Manor College


Central Bedfordshire College


Chelmsford College


Cheshire College South and West


Chesterfield College


Chichester College


City College Plymouth


City College, Norwich


City of Bristol College


City of Sunderland College


City of Wolverhampton College


Colchester Institute


Cornwall College


Coventry College


Craven College


Croydon College


Darlington College


Derby College


Derwentside College


DN Colleges Group


Dudley College of Technology


Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College


East Coast College


East Durham College


East Kent College


East Surrey College


Eastleigh College


Exeter College


Fareham College


Farnborough College of Technology


Furness College


Gateshead College


Gloucestershire College


Grantham College


Greater Brighton Metropolitan College


Hadlow College


Halesowen College


Harlow College


Hartlepool College of Further Education


Havant & South Downs College




Heart of Worcestershire College


Hereford College of Arts


Hereward College of Further Education


Hertford Regional College


Highbury College, Portsmouth


Hopwood Hall College


Hugh Baird College


Hull College


Isle of Wight College


Kendal College


Kingston Maurward College


Kirklees College


Lakes College West Cumbria


Lambeth College


Lancaster and Morecambe College


Leeds City College


Leeds College of Building


Leicester College


Lincoln College


London South East Colleges


Loughborough College


LTE Group T/A The Manchester College


Macclesfield College


Middlesbrough College


Mid-Kent College of Higher and Further Education


Milton Keynes College


Morley College Limited


Moulton College


Myerscough College




Nelson and Colne College


New City College


New College, Durham


New College, Swindon


Newbury College


Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group


Newham College of Further Education


North East Surrey College of Technology (Nescot)


North Hertfordshire College


North Kent College


North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College


Northampton College


Nottingham College


Oaklands College




Plumpton College


Preston College


Reaseheath College


Richmond and Hillcroft Adult and Community College


Richmond Upon Thames College


Riverside College Halton


RNN Group


Runshaw College


Salford City College


Sandwell College


Seevic College


Selby College


Shipley College


Solihull College


South and City College Birmingham


South Devon College


South Essex College of Further and Higher Education


South Gloucestershire and Stroud College


South Staffordshire College


South Thames Colleges Group


Southampton City College


Southport College


Sparsholt College Hampshire


St Helens College


Stanmore College


Stoke On Trent College


Strode College


Suffolk New College


Swindon College


Tameside College


Telford College


The Bournemouth and Poole College


The City of Liverpool College


The College of West Anglia


The Oldham College


The Sheffield College


The Windsor Forest Colleges Group


The WKCIC Group


Trafford College Group


Truro and Penwith College


Tyne Coast College


United Colleges Group


Wakefield College


Walsall College


Waltham Forest College


Warrington and Vale Royal College


Warwickshire College


West Herts College


West Kent and Ashford College


West Nottinghamshire College


West Suffolk College


West Thames College


Weston College


Weymouth College


Wigan and Leigh College


Wiltshire College


Wirral Metropolitan College


Working Men's College Corporation


Yeovil College


York College


Buckinghamshire College Group


Hartpury College of Further Education


Herefordshire, Ludlow and North Shropshire College


Brooksby Melton College


Cleveland College of Art and Design


East Riding College


Easton and Otley College


Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education


Kensington and Chelsea College


National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries


New College Stamford


Peterborough Regional College


Stephenson College


Stockton Riverside College


Sussex Coast College Hastings


The City Literary Institute


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: 23 October 2023