Sector Skills Councils: Finance

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of David Willetts David Willetts Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding has been allocated to each sector skills council in each of the last five years.

Photo of Kevin Brennan Kevin Brennan Minister of State (Department for Children, Schools and Families) (also Department for Business, Innovation and Skills), Minister of State (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) (Further Education, Skills, Apprenticeships and Consumer Affairs) (also Department for Children, Schools and Families)

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills provide 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 last five years is given as follows.

Most sector skills councils also receive other funding from a range of sources, including other Government Departments.

£000
Sector Skills Councils 2008/09 2007/08 2006/07 2005/06 2004/05
Asset Skills 3,624 4,537 2,365 2,131 1,789
Automotive Skills (IMI) 2,875 3,079 1,966 1,690 2,225
Cogent 2,545 2,499 1,938 1,922 2,080
ConstructionSkills 3,801 4,490 2,972 1,908 3,166
Creative and Cultural Skills 2,947 1,782 2,631 2,193 879
Energy and Utility Skills 2,598 3,211 2,415 1,879 1,782
e-skills UK 3,331 5,039 6,774 5,858 5,594
Financial Services Skills Council 3,755 3,199 1,928 2,033 2,079
GoSkills 3,151 2,373 2,280 2,058 1,827
Government Skills 1,737 2,537 1,802 301 49
Improve Ltd. 2,607 2,229 2,688 2,021 2,538
Lantra 3,653 4,413 2,272 1,847 2,569
Lifelong Learning UK 2,511 1,875 1,954 2,163 1,533
People 1st 3,613 2,790 1,781 1,910 2,422
Proskills UK 2,828 2,575 2,376 2,195 307
Semta 3,610 3,614 3,659 2,198 2,937
Skillfast-UK 2,851 3,487 2,295 2,048 2,208
Skills for Care and Development 2,079 1,444 2,035 1,653 569
Skills for Health 2,799 2,993 2,646 2,342 1,809
Skills for Justice 4,253 3,283 1,714 1,878 2,245
Skills for Logistics 2,438 1,940 2,352 2,127 1,519
SkillsActive 3,314 3,626 2,596 2,270 1,876
Skillset 3,665 3,807 4,243 2,199 3,071
Skillsmart Retail 3,013 2,891 2,553 2,151 2,640
SummitSkills 2,127 2,648 1,760 1,608 1,981

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