Colleges that refuse to become academies in England denied more than £100m a year, analysis finds

The same council-run colleges also lose out on the teachers’ pay grant – introduced by the government to cover some of the costs of a pay rise for teachers in schools.

Layla Moran, education spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats, said: “Successive governments have left our colleges and sixth forms underfunded and unloved. 

The Lib Dems say they would abolish “learning taxes” that council-run colleges face as part of a £1bn investment package for the secto