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Sector Skills Councils: Finance

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much public money has been advanced to sector skills councils; how much has been repaid; and what arrangements have been made for repayment of outstanding loans. (186120)

Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) receive public money from a range of sources. This normally takes the form of grant funding for the delivery of specific projects, mainly relating to occupational standards and qualification reform delivery. The schedule shows the forecast amount contracted with SSCs by the Sector Skills Development Agency (SSDA) during 2005/06 and 2007/08 financial years (1 April to 31 March). Information about other public money paid to SSCs is not available centrally.

In addition to contracting with SSCs for this project activity, the Sector Skills Development Agency provides core funding to SSCs to support delivery of their agreed business plans. Core funding contracts are normally of three years duration and most SSCs are now on their second contract. The overall contract values range between £4 million and £7.2 million for the three year period and the payment profiles vary, by individual agreement with each SSC. Such grant funding is tied to the delivery of agreed contractual outputs and outcomes. The SSDA does not loan money to SSCs.

SSDA funding to SSCS

£000

Forecast 2007/081

Actual 2005/06

Core funding

Other funding

Total

Core funding

Other funding

Total

Asset Skills

1,463

2,647

4,110

1,388

743

2,131

Automotive Skills

424

314

738

1,320

370

1,690

Cogent

1,645

665

2,310

1,428

495

1,922

ConstructionSkills

1,883

2,659

4,542

1,420

489

1,908

Creative and Cultural Skills

730

832

1,562

1,378

815

2,193

Energy and Utility Skills

1,665

1,242

2,907

1,445

434

1,879

e-skills UK

2,405

2,506

4,911

1,250

4,801

6,051

Financial Services Skills Council

1,528

1,083

2,611

1,663

370

2,033

GoSkills

1,100

1,172

2,272

1,325

733

2,058

Government Skills

1,426

940

2,366

128

173

301

Improve Ltd

1,283

1,108

2,392

1,475

546

2,021

Institute of Motor Industry

1,274

1,396

2,670

Lantra

1,822

2,362

4,184

1,300

547

1,847

Lifelong Learning UK

1,096

606

1,702

1,575

588

2,163

People 1st

1,931

707

2,638

1,492

418

1,910

Proskills UK

1,145

976

2,121

1,141

1,055

2,195

SEMTA

1,727

1,728

3,455

1,405

793

2,198

Skillfast-UK

1,866

1,739

3,604

1,319

729

2,048

Skills for Care and Development

1,168

820

1,988

1,488

855

2,342

Skills for Health

1,770

1,704

3,474

1,438

354

1,792

Skills for Justice

1,571

1,459

3,030

1,488

639

2,127

Skills for Logistics

1,702

1,402

3,103

1,519

751

2,270

SkillsActive

1,803

1,141

2,944

1,325

874

2,199

Skillset

1,756

1,831

3,587

1,716

435

2,151

Skillsmart Retail

1,273

1,277

2,549

1,393

260

1,653

SummitSkills

1,751

757

2,508

1,381

228

1,608

Total funding

39,207

35,071

74,278

34,195

18,496

52,691

1 Forecast for period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008 based on information at 31 December 2007.