What this consultation is about
We're facing massive budget pressures like never before and need to save £157m by 2018. In addition, adult education has seen its government grants reduce by 15% over the last three years with more cuts likely to come.
With this challenge as a backdrop, we need to look at how best we can support people to learn and develop skills while reducing resources.
We asked for views on the importance of where and how adult education is delivered and how much needs to be charged to ensure that we continue to offer the breadth and depth of learning opportunities to the widest number of people.
A report seeking Cabinet approval (in principle and subject to consultation) proposing changes to the Derbyshire Adult Education Fees Policy for the next two financial years was presented to Cabinet, 21 October 2014, agenda item 19.
A report on the findings of the consultation and the future of the service provision was presented to Cabinet, 3 March 2015, agenda item 17.