Decision details

Devolution of the Adult Education Budget - Legislative Process

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children and Young People

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

B&NES is requested to give consent to the Statutory Order for Adult Skills, prepared DfE, passing statutory duties regarding the provision of adult education currently held by the Secretary of State for Education to WECA.

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that:

 

  1. Consent be given to The West of England Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018.
  2. That the Chief Executive, Bath and North East Somerset Council, has authority to confirm the final form of the West of England Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018 on behalf of the Council and to provide written confirmation to the Secretary of State consenting to the making of the West of England Combined Authority (Adult Education Functions) Order 2018

 

Reasons for the decision:

The devolution of AEB formed part of the individual deals to ‘transfer of powers and funding from central government to local government and each existing combined authority area subject to each area meeting strict readiness conditions.

Devolution of the funding allows for each combined authority to create individual solutions to local skills needs in a responsive and timely way that central government management of these funds has failed to do.

Alternative options considered:

The Order will give effect to the adult skills and education element of the agreed WECA devolution deal.

Publication date: 15/05/2018

Date of decision: 14/05/2018

Effective from: 23/05/2018

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