To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce regional bodies for the delivery of vocational education to local communities.
22 February 2021
The government does not plan to introduce new regional bodies for the delivery of vocational education to local communities.
As we set out in our recent ‘Skills for Jobs’ white paper, we will introduce new Local Skills Improvement Plans, led by business representative organisations, starting with a small number of areas in 2021. Mayoral combined authorities will be consulted in the development of Local Skills Improvement Plans and will continue to operate within the devolved skills powers given to them.