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ESF’s future likely to focus on the most disadvantaged
The South West is adamant that ESF should, after 2014, continue to focus on delivery of employment and skills to the most disadvantaged.
Consultation on the modernisation of EU public procurement policy
Contributions are particularly sought from contracting authorities and associations of contracting authorities, economic operators and business associations, national governments and national compe
Prime contractors for work programme will have to sub-contract to voluntary organisations
Prime contractors under the government's new Work Programme will have to use smaller voluntary sector providers and face losing their contracts if they do not treat them reasonably, the Departm
SFA Tenders: An Improvement for Social Purpose Organisations
One new change which benefits small providers is that the SFA no longer requires the prime providers in a contract to deliver 51% of outputs.
Funding in jeopardy for small to medium social purpose organisations
For all contracts, the SFA is introducing a Minimum Contract Level of £500k – and this will include its ESF provision.
Regional Structure of ESF dismantled
ESF tenders will be regionally structured until at least 2013, but the means of administering them are being taken out of the South West.
ESF-funded Workforce Development has Wide Benefits: New Study
A new study commissioned by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) demonstrates that ESF-funded in-work training adds value to mainstream programmes and strategies. Benefits include:
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