Further Education: Capital Investment

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the £475 million for schools capital funding in his 2018 Autumn Budget to FE Colleges.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

Holding answer received on 05 November 2018

General further education (FE) colleges have separate capital arrangements. Skills capital for FE colleges is delivered through the Local Growth Fund, devolved to Local Enterprise Partnerships to spend on their capital priorities. This year, the government has made available £130 million in skills capital funding through this route.

In October 2018, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State announced an additional £38 million in capital funding to help ensure that the group of 2020 T level providers, including FE colleges, have the equipment and facilities necessary to deliver T levels from September 2020.

My right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced in the Budget that an additional £400 million will be made available to schools and sixth form colleges in England in 2018-19 to spend on capital projects to meet their own priorities.

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