Union Learning Fund

Innovation, Universities and Skills written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the 10 most expensive projects funded under the Union Learning Fund were in each year since 1998; and how much each cost.

Photo of David Lammy David Lammy Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills) (Skills)

Trade unions have a key role to play in promoting the development of learning and skills in the workplace. To help them do this more effectively we introduced the Union Learning Fund (ULF) in 1998. This source of funding is helping trade unions use their influence with employers, employees and training providers to encourage greater take up of learning at work and boost their own capacity as learning organisations. The 10 projects that were awarded the most funding through the ULF in each financial year since 1998 are set out in the following tables identified by the lead union.

Project/union £
1998-99
GMB 148,349
AEEU 139,500
USDAW 113,550
GPMU 97,000
MSF 80,135
UNIFI 56,400
MU 50,000
NUJ 50,000
T&G 50,000
UCATT 50,000
1999-2000
GMB 188,210
AEEU 116,065
MSF 162,144
GPMU 158,009
T&G 155,680
Unison 137,325
ISTC 100,733
USDAW 94,450
CWU 87,950
PCS 84,500
2000-01
Unison 560,894
GPMU 345,535
MSF 343,720
GMB 343,217
AEEU 246,350
T&G 201,236
NUJ 176,800
UCATT 167,000
CATU 118,808
NUT 117,750
2001-02
GMB 1,079,568
Unison 831,704
NUT 534,871
T&G 421,540
GPMU 341,804
USDAW 234,892
AEEU 222,450
CWU 210,300
BFAWU 182,206
MSF 161,981
2002-03
AEEU 1,325,481
Unison 1,198,095
GPMU 889,889
GMB 850,049
CWU 848,000
MSF 835,361
T&G 426,128
BFAWU 354,745
NUJ 349,700
ASLEF 280,000
2003-04
USDAW 1,263,981
NASUWT 1,234,029
UNIFI 1,173,347
T&G 891,133
GMB 794,766
POA 691,913
NUT 611,350
GFTU 521,000
PCS 463,081
MSF 427,428
2004-05
GPMU 1,781,950
Rail unions 1,514,600
Amicus 1,478,900
FBU 1,144,000
BFAWU 850,725
Unison 801,600
T&G 588,933
PCS 570,216
UCATT 565,766
GMB 342,522
2005-06
T&G 2,319,299
GMB 1,933,208
UCATT 510,436
Community 380,658
GFTU 249,445
ATL 221,649
PCS 215,000
MU 196,685
BELTU 194,559
USDAW 152,000
2006-07
Amicus 3,414,517
Unison 2,212,528
Rail unions 1,971,951
PCS 1,366,020
FBU 1,248,168
BFAWU 1,190,233
USDAW 1,166,231
CWU 1,138,438
GMB 931,835
POA 883,360

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