• Adult skills budget devolution still needs national strategy

    While devolution of the adult skills budget will lead to better use of public funds, an overall strategy to guide spending is sorely lacking, says Sue Pember. Much to the surprise of many, in his autumn statement the chancellor said that the government remains committed to devolving powers to help local areas address productivity barriers.

    17.00 Dec. 4th, 2016 | Opinion

  • All private training providers told current adult education contract will terminate next July

    Private training providers have been told their current adult education contracts will end next July – rather than be automatically renewed as before. The news came in a letter from the Skills Funding Agency to all training providers, dated October 12, and seen by FE Week. It stated that changes to contracting regulations, which came

    16.28 Oct. 14th, 2016 | News