WQ91747 (e) Tabled on 06/03/2024

What consideration did the Government give to the duty to promote equality of opportunity and increase participation in Welsh tertiary education for under-represented groups, as required by the Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Act 2022, when determining funding allocations for further education, apprenticeships, and the Jobs Growth Wales+ programme?

Answered by Minister for Economy | Answered on 14/03/2024

The Strategic Integrated Impact Assessment (SIIA) outlines the impacts of budget decisions, which is available at WG SIIA Draft Budget 2024 to 2025. Alongside this, responses of individual Ministers to their respective policy committees with the associated consideration of impacts is available at WG Draft Budget 2024-25 web page.

The Strategic Integrated Impact Assessment was undertaken for the Draft Budget, £5.25 apprenticeship funding was reallocated to apprenticeships in the Final Budget.