More than £46 million of public money has been spent paying off senior college staff in Scotland.
A new report to go before Holyrood’s public audit committee this week reveals senior management have received six-figure packages.
The public spending watchdog reports that £46.6 million was spent on voluntary severance packages for 1,307 college employees between 2011/12 and 2013/14.
Of that, £7.6m went on paying off 69 senior members of staff an average of more than £110,000 each.
The report found that the number of students dropped by 141,012 between 2007/08 and 2013/14.