Sixth Form Education: Finance:Written question - 106098

(Brighton, Pavilion)
Asked on: 06 October 2017
Department for Education
Sixth Form Education: Finance
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2017 to Question 3811, how much of her Department's budget allocated to 16 to 19-year old education was reallocated to other budgets in the financial year 2016-17.
Answered by: Anne Milton
Answered on: 16 October 2017

Budgets for 16 to 19-year-old education are set on the basis of the established funding formula which uses student number estimates. As in 2014-15 and 2015-16, student numbers and associated costs were lower than these estimates in 2016-17 which resulted in a lower spend of £106m. This represents 1.8% of the budget that was available for reallocation. Because this was a result of lower student numbers, it did not affect funding per student.

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