Providers who submitted bids as part of the procurement process for the Adult Education Budget were notified by the ESFA on Tuesday that the process was being paused until after the general election. An update will provided after 8 June.
The ESFA has issued a letter including details of calculations used to determine non-levy allocations to each prime provider. This will enable prime providers to understand their allocations and if necessary contact their ESFA account manager if there are concerns, errors or incorrect assumptions. The letter also explains what the allocations are for as the allocations do not need to cover the same activity as in previous years. Prime providers are also urged to take the greatest of care in ensuring that they are accurately interpreting their non-levy starts allocations on a like for like basis with previous years