Funding for Liverpool Community College

I have written to the Business Minister Matthew Hancock warning that Liverpool Community College is facing a lack of funds to cope with an upsurge in student numbers.

New student intake among 16-18 year olds is up by 1,000 for this academic year yet the College has not received any additional finances to cater for this. This huge rise of 29% reflects the college’s outstanding reputation and teaching quality and it is fantastic to see the institution take on so many new students.

Financing for colleges is based on how many students attended during the previous academic year so while Liverpool Community College will receive a funding boost for next year I am concerned that this year it may be left out of pocket.

My letter, signed by the other four city MPs, urges the Government to grant the college additional in year finances.

It is vital that Liverpool Community College receives this additional funding to ensure that its students continue to receive the highest quality education.