Academy trust accused of making false claims for government grants

An academy trust has been accused of making false claims to obtain government grants.

Bright Tribe Trust, which runs tens schools in England, allegedly received public money for building work, lighting upgrades and fire safety improvements that were either left unfinished or not done at all. The trust has denied the allegations.

The trust was apparently given £566,000 to demolish and rebuild unstable walls in the sports centre at Colchester Academy but instead of using the money to do this, it is claimed they carried out a cheap repairs using metal braces.

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