• ESFA to 'review' rules on subcontracting fees and charges

    Subcontracting fees and charges will be reviewed to ensure government funding is being used for “recognised costs”, the Education and Skills Funding Agency has revealed. “In the coming months, we will be reviewing… aspects of the subcontracting funding rules,” it said in its announcement, published online last night. This includes “subcontracting fees and charges, so

    10.20 Apr. 11th, 2018 | News

  • New 20% limit for management fees in best-practice guidance

    The management fees charged by prime FE providers should not be more than 20 per cent of the programme funding – and will generally be much less – after big-hitting FE representative bodies struck an agreement. The organisations putting their name to new best-practice guidance on relationships between primes and their subcontractors are the Association of

    10.33 Mar. 7th, 2018 | News

  • Local authority sets up rival apprenticeship provider register – but will charge

    A local authority is planning to make hundreds of thousands in management fees by offering access to its own apprenticeship provider list, FE Week can reveal. Nottingham City Council is currently tendering for apprenticeship providers to join its “directory” – a list that it intends to share with other public sector employers across England. The

    13.26 Jul. 27th, 2017 | News