To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to table 2.3 in the Levelling Up in the United Kingdom White Paper, what steps he plans to take to ensure that local authorities that fall under level 1 devolution plans are able to feed local skills needs into the development of Local Skills Improvement Plans.
7 March 2022
The Levelling Up White Paper sets out how local areas with devolved adult education functions and the core Adult Education Budget provide input into Local Skills Improvement Plans (LSIPs). However, we will also encourage other local authorities to share relevant local knowledge and intelligence with employer representative bodies that can inform the development of LSIPs. We will set out our expectations for engagement with stakeholders in statutory guidance.