Welfare to Work

The Chancellors announcement – DWP cuts of £538m

The announcement has been made. We are still waiting to hear how this affects particular programmes and current tendering.

Protection for Schools: Schools, 16-19 participation and Sure Start funding has been protected from reductions in 2010-11. NOTE 2010-11

Further education, Apprenticeships

• £50m of Government investment will go into Further Education colleges, which will be leveraged up to create a £150m fund to provide capital investment to those colleges most in need.

• •£150m to fund 50,000 new apprenticeship places, focused on small and medium enterprises.

• £170m to safeguard delivery of 4,000 unfunded social rented homes to start on site this year, protecting 3,500 jobs and prioritising provision for the most vulnerable.

• £50 million for action to tackle backdated business rates bills, including a freeze on payments for 2010-11.

Department Departmental cuts in 2010-11

  1. Department for Education 670
  2. Department for Transport 683
  3. Communities and Local Government 780
  4. CLG Local Government 405
  5. Business Innovation and Skills 836
  6. Home Office 367
  7. Ministry of Justice 325
  8. Law Officers’ Departments 18
  9. Foreign and Commonwealth Office 55
  10. Department for Energy and Climate Change 85
  11. Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs 162
  12. Department for Culture Media and Sport 88
  13. Department for Work and Pensions 535
  14. Chancellor’s Departments 451
  15. Cabinet Office 79
  16. Devolved Administrations 704
    TOTAL 6243

Local Government:
• Local Government cuts of £1,165m through reductions to individual grants to Local Authorities.
• Restrictions will be lifted on how local government spends its money by de-ring-fencing grants totaling over £1.7bn in 2010-11. Councils will have maximum flexibility to deliver efficiencies.

Child Trust Funds: Tapered out The Government will introduce secondary legislation to reduce Government payments to Child Trust Funds from 1 August 2010. From 1 August 2010 payments at birth will be reduced from £250 to £50 for better off families, and £500 to £100 for lower income families; and payments at age 7 stopped. The Government intends to introduce primary legislation to stop all payments from 1 January 2011.

Its time to begin speaking and lobbying the Efficiency and Reform Group (E&RG) and to your local authority to en
Source: http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/press_04_10.pdf


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