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).
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.