Councils wrongly picking up bill for academy conversion, claims LGA

Derren Hayes
Friday, December 5, 2014

Local authorities are "unfairly" having to pay millions of pounds a year to convert schools to academy status, the Local Government Association (LGA) has claimed.

The LGA's David Simmonds says it is "not right" that councils should have to pay for structural changes to schools converting to academies. Picture: Lucie Carlier
The LGA's David Simmonds says it is "not right" that councils should have to pay for structural changes to schools converting to academies. Picture: Lucie Carlier

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