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22 November 2023 - People and skills and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund - Oral evidence

Work and Pensions Committee
People and skills and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Wednesday 22 November 2023

Start times: 9:15am (private) 9:25am (public)

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Shared Prosperity Fund: Work and Pensions Committee holds one-off evidence session on employment and skills funding

The Work and Pensions Committee is to hold a one-off evidence session to explore the experiences of organisations, including those involved in applying for and dispensing the money as part of the employment and skills investment priority of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

Meeting details

At 9:25am: Oral evidence
Work People and skills and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (Non-inquiry session)
Chief Commercial Officer at Shaw Trust
Head of Policy and Public Affairs at The Prince’s Trust
Deputy Chair, People and Places Board at Local Government Association
Deputy Director at Learning and Work Institute

Delivered by local authorities, the UKSPF replaced the European Social Fund (ESF) and aims to reduce inequalities between communities as part of the Government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda.

Representatives from the Shaw Trust, The Prince’s Trust, the Local Government Association and the Learning and Work Institute are likely to be asked about how the people and skills funding fits in with Government priorities, and how the application and funding process compares with that of the ESF and future asks of UKSPF.

The Levelling Up Committee has been invited to send a member to take part in the session.


Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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