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Government underspends 6th form budget.

Government underspends 6th form budget.

The government has under-spent its sixth-form education budget by £200m this year, analysis of figures from a written ministerial answer suggests.

In an answer to Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, Education Minister Anne Milton said the total 2016-17 budget for 16- to 19-year-olds in England was £5.9bn.

But the Sixth Form College Association said its analysis of the detail showed only about £5.7bn had been spent.

The government says it has tackled unfair funding in post-16 education. 

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