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Sector Skills: Funding

Volume 713: debated on Wednesday 21 October 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they provided to each of the sector skills councils in each of the past three years for which figures are available; and how many staff each of them employs. [HL5627]

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills provides grant in aid funding to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills to contract with sector skills councils for work on areas such as national occupational standards and labour market information. The funding provided to each sector skills council by the UK Commission, and its predecessor the Sector Skills Development Agency, in the years 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 is given below along with the number of staff as at 30 June 2009.

Most sector skills councils also receive other funding from a range of sources, including other government departments, and this is reflected in their staffing figures.

Sector Skills Council

Funding in 2006-07 £000

Funding in 2007-08 £000

Funding in 2008-09 £000

Staffing as at 30 June 2009

Asset Skills

2,365

4,537

3,624

50

Automotive Skills (IMI)

1,966

3,079

2,875

47

Cogent

1,938

2,499

2,545

44

Construction Skills

2,972

4,490

3,801

1550

Creative and Cultural Skills

2,631

1,782

2,947

55

Energy and Utility Skills

2,415

3,211

2,598

63

e-skills UK

6,774

5,039

3,331

57

Financial Services Skills Council

1,928

3,199

3,755

38

GoSkills

2,280

2,373

3,151

35

Government Skills

1,802

2,537

1,737

51

Improve Ltd

2,688

2,229

2,607

33

Lantra

2,272

4,413

3,653

93

Lifelong Learning UK

1,954

1,875

2,511

177

People 1st

1,781

2,790

3,613

58

Proskills UK

2,376

2,575

2,828

44

Semta

3,659

3,614

3,610

93

Skillfast-UK

2,295

3,487

2,851

32

Skills for Care and Development

2,035

1,444

2,079

12

Skills for Health

2,646

2,993

2,799

249

Skills for Justice

1,714

3,283

4,253

71

Skills for Logistics

2,352

1,940

2,438

39

SkillsActive

2,596

3,626

3,314

85

Skillset

4,243

3,807

3,665

82

Skillsmart Retail

2,553

2,891

3,013

37

SummitSkills

1,760

2,648

2,127

39