Decision Maker: Director of City Development
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Approval of the 2020/21 Adult Education Budget (AEB) contract with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and, to receive £2.2m funding for delivery of adult learning provision in Leeds.
The Director of City Development
a) accepted the Leeds Adult Education Budget (AEB) funding contract for £2.2 million and associated funding rules for the academic year 2020/21 from the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA). The contract commences on 1 August 2020 and expires on 31 July 2021.
b) agreed that the decision should be exempt from call-in and be considered by the Chair of Scrutiny Board (Infrastructure, Investment and Inclusive Growth) under the Special Urgency provision for the reason detailed in the report.
c) noted that the Head of Employment and Skills will be responsible for the implementation of the recommendations set out in this report and, the management of the Adult Learning Programme on behalf of the Council.
Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
If exempt from Call-In, the reason why Call-In would prejudice the interests of the Council or the public:: The reason why call-in would prejudice the interests of the council or the public: Funding contract was published by ESFA on 23 July 2020 with a signing deadline of 31 July 2020, It would be detrimental to the Council to not sign the funding contract by the ESFA deadline.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Executive Member for Learning, Skills and Employment will be briefed on the ESFA contract and will oversee programme development to deliver the contract obligations.
Procurement solicitor will be consulted on the 2020/21 ESFA contract terms.
The Service Finance Manager will be briefed on the 2020/21 ESFA AEB funding allocation.
The Executive Member for Learning, Skills and Employment
CPPU Procurement and Legal Services
The Service Finance Manager
Contact: Jane Hopkins, Head of Employment and Skills 07891 278708 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 30/07/2020
Date of decision: 30/07/2020