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Title: ESF Programme Provider Presentation January 26th, 2009


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LSC ESF Programme Provider Presentation 27th
January 2009 Provider Presentation
Welcome
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Agenda
  • Introduction
  • Returns Gateway
  • ILR Reconciliation
  • Performance Management
  • Provider Financial Assurance
  • State Aid
  • Evidence Management
  • Publicity
  • Additional Activities Support

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Context
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ESF Programme 2007 - 2013
  • Priority 1 extending Employment Opportunities
  • Improve employability skills for unemployed and
    inactive
  • Tackle barriers to work faced by disadvantaged
    groups
  • Reduce number of young people in NEET
  • Priority 2 Developing a Skilled Adaptable
    Workforce
  • Focus on reducing the numbers without basic
    skills and level 2 qualifications
  • Some flexibility with regard Level 3
    qualifications and higher level skills for small
    organisations (c20)

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West Midlands ESF
  • Regional Skills Partnership Regional Framework
  • CFOs are
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • LSC and LGA Co-financing Organisation partnership
  • Aligned commissioning
  • LSC is the accountable body

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Machinery of Government
  • LSC/ESF Division contracts most likely to be
    novated to Skills Funding Agency
  • Provider contracts would then be novated to
    Skills Funding Agency (managed on behalf of Local
    Authorities and Young Peoples Learning Agency)

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Returns Gateway
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DeliveryStatements
  • Old System
  • New System
  • The Gateway
  • http//thegateway.lsc.gov.uk

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DeliveryStatements
  • Monthly submissions from February 2009
  • 4th Working day of the following calendar month
  • NO SUBMISSION ZERO DELIVERY
  • POSSIBLE RECOVERY

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PaymentReconciliation
  • Quarterly payment reconciliations
  • January, April, July, October
  • Control Paid vs Earned

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Payment Reconciliation
  • EXAMPLE
  • Paid 10,000 Earned 5,000
  • 5,000 deficit
  • Next Payment profiled-
  • Eg 1. 7,000 Payment 2,000
  • 2. 1,000 Payment Zero
  • next payment reduced by 4,000

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ILR Reconciliation
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ILR Reconciliation
Participant Data on ILR Submission via Online
Data Collection System http//providers.lsc.gov.
uk/ http//www.theia.org.uk/ilrdocuments Data
must be timely and accurate Lack of data affect
payments and is a serious breach of the contract
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ILR Reconciliation
  • Correct
  • Dossier Number, Project Number, Funding Stream,
    Local Office
  • January April July October
  • Correct Data
  • Eligibility
  • Learning Aim Reference
  • Destination

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Special FieldsAims
  • Payments will be linked to learner data and
    particularly the Learning Aim Reference
  • Assessment and planning ZESF0001
  • Non-accredited or programme XESF0001
  • Qualificatons xxxxxxxxx

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Special FieldsOther
  • PRIORITY 1
  • L39 - Destination Code
  • A14 - 04 Incapacity Benefit
  • 15 Job Seekers Allowance
  • A46a - 85 Skills for Jobs (for S4J)
  • A46b - 92 Local Employment Partnerships (for
    S4J)
  • A47 - Learner background
  • PRIORITY 2
  • A44 - Employer Identifier

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ILR Reconciliation
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Monthly Cycle
Last Month
This Month
Next Month
Learner data DS on 4th working day for last
month
New contracts and re-profiles signed by 10th
working day
Payment 18th working day for this month
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Further Information
  • ILR information
  • http//www.theia.org.uk/
  • ILR data submissions
  • http//providers.lsc.gov.uk
  • ESF Delivery Statement submissions
  • https//gateway.lsc.gov.uk/

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Performance Management
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Performance Management
  • Spending Pressures
  • Projects can increased
  • Maximum 200,000 Euros
  • Risk for none performing Projects
  • Criteria for review

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Criteria for Review
  • spend behind baseline profile,
  • anything over 10 will be at risk,
  • the number of starts behind baseline
  • profile, anything over 10 will be at risk,
  • Unreasonable proportion of learners
  • leaving without achieving and
  • the length of stay on the project, unreasonable
    length will assume not achieving and remove
    funding

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Provider Financial Assurance
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LSC (PFA) Audit
  • Every contract will be seen, frequency
  • depends on level of risk
  • Assesses the providers Systems and use of funds
    looks at output evidence,
  • eligibility and publicity
  • Errors over 5 require 100 check
  • and re-audit
  • Errors addressed through extra evidence,
  • cash recovery or over achievement

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State Aid
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State Aid
  • Only for employer based contracts
  • De minimis will be the standard approach
  • Training Aid exemption if DM not appropriate
  • No State Aid issues in certain circumstances

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State Aid
  • De- Minimis
  • Maximum of 250 Employees
  • Either a balance sheet of no more than 43M or an
    annual turnover of less than 50M
  • Up to 200,000 euros support in aid

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Evidence Management
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Eligibility
  • Individuals and employers must meet eligibility
    criteria
  • Contract eligibility criteria is a subset of
    national programme criteria
  • Funds will have to be repaid for ineligible
    learners

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Eligibility Appendix
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Evidence
  • Defined in the contract
  • Must be kept for all outputs
  • Plan how this will be managed
  • by output for ease of audit
  • by participant to fit with accrediting body
  • by claim
  • Create standard evidence folder

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Outputs Appendix
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Evidence Checking
  • At meetings, review sample of evidence from
    previous period/last claim
  • Ensures correct evidence is being collected and
    identifies problems early
  • Is a contract management activity and does not
    replace official LSC audits

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Publicity
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PR Regulations
  • Learner and public awareness of ESF and LSC
    support
  • Use of ESF and LSC branding
  • Generation of good news stories

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More Information
  • www.lsc.gov.uk/regions/WestMidlands/ESF
  • http//www.esf.gov.uk/
  • http//www.berr.gov.uk/

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Other
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Technical Assistance
  • 6 strands
  • Third Sector Support
  • Partnership Working
  • Research Evaluation
  • Communication Publicity
  • Employer Engagement
  • Higher Education

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LSC ESF Website
http//www.lsc.gov.uk/regions/WestMidlands/ESF/
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Website Information
  • Contract Compliance Information
  • Key Dates
  • State Aid
  • OCT Guidelines
  • ESF Data
  • Document Retention
  • Useful Links

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New Partners
  • A contract can be delivered by a number of
    partners with one as lead
  • All partners must be listed in the tender
    application
  • One off small purchases not from original
    partners needs to demonstrate value for money
  • Large contributions to the project requires new
    partners through OCT

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LSC/JCP Contracts
  • Potential for learners to travel between LSC
    JCP Integrated Employ skills contracts or be
    supported concurrently
  • Delivery should be complimentary and demonstrated
    through learner action plans
  • Both can claim job outcomes to their CFO

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Document Retention
  • All audit trail documents must be retained until
    2020
  • Paper or electronic
  • See Manual 4, Managing Authority and Intermediate
    Bodies Guidance and Requirements
  • www.esf.gov.uk
  • Start archiving now!

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QA
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