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National Careers Service: Finance

Question for Department for Education

UIN 71048, tabled on 8 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's policy paper, A plan for jobs, published on 8 July 2020, how the additional £32 million for the National Careers Service will be funded; and whether that funding will be used to encourage STEM career paths.

Answered on

13 July 2020

HM Treasury will provide £32 million in additional funding to the Department for Education over the next two years. The funding will ensure that 269,000 more people in England will receive impartial and tailored information, advice and guidance to meet their individual needs and circumstances within the context of current economic circumstances.

The careers advice provided will draw on labour market trends and growth areas including opportunities available in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.

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