FE College Building Program - "A Disaster"
So how long until we similar headlines for BSF?
BBC NEWS | Education | College funding fiasco condemned
MPs have condemned the "catastrophic mismanagement" of a college building scheme in England which could cost hundreds of millions of pounds.
The Learning and Skills Council, which ran the scheme, and the government are criticised in a report by the committee which deals with further education.
The LSC encouraged colleges to bid for funds and approved projects it did not have money for, their report says.
Ministers have acknowledged mistakes made and say lessons are being learned.
MPs on the Innovation, Universities, Science and Skills Committee say the government should review the way all such quangos operate, so that such a situation cannot happen again.
The LSC was charged by the government to deliver its programme to rebuild or refurbish England's colleges.
The MPs said that at the time building projects were being approved, the body had been preparing to be disbanded and "wanted to go out with a bang", and had encouraged colleges to "big up" their plans.
But there was no process for prioritising bids and by last November, when the alarm was finally raised, 144 colleges had together invested tens of millions of pounds in preparing bids and getting approval from the LSC.
Recently, it was announced only 13 of those projects would go ahead this year.
BBC NEWS | Education | Few college buildings to go ahead