The Local Government Association
warns that cutting funding to all local authorities, irrespective of the number of academies in the area, could lead to a rise in council tax and/or local services being cut. Leicester City Council, for example, with no converter academies, is facing a cut of £900,000.
Local authorities with few academies are being penalised. They are being top-sliced in excess of the cost reductions resulting from schools opting-out. This is neither fair nor equitable.