chevron-down chevron-left chevron-right chevron-up home circle comment double-caret-left double-caret-right like like2 twitter epale-arrow-up text-bubble cloud stop caret-down caret-up caret-left caret-right file-text

EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Newsroom

Plans put forward for approval to devolve adult education budget to NTCA

21/06/2019
Language: EN

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NCTA) encompasses the local authority areas of Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland. There are currently plans to devolve the Adult Education Budget to NCTA, with the borough’s cabinet planning to vote on the move on 24 June 2019.

/en/file/cullercoatsbayinnorthtynesidejpgcullercoats_bay_in_north_tyneside.jpg

Cullercoats Bay in North Tyneside

Both Northumberland and Newcastle County Councils have voted to support the devolution, which has a value of approximately £22m a year. North Tyneside’s officers have recommended that the borough also approves the devolution.
 

The argument for devolving the budget to the NCTA is that it will allow for better training opportunities for local people. A report to the cabinet claimed that training and skills provision will be better aligned with local needs and will see great improvement if the plans are passed by the government. If passed, they will come into effect in the 2020-2021 academic year.

 

Remember to share your thoughts in the comment box below or tweet and share on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Epale SoundCloud Share on LinkedIn