Although the changes for adults on low wages in the funding rules is a welcome change and provides a more detailed explanation to previous documents in that it is explicit in terms of an actual figure:
The new eligibility requirements for learners to receive full funding during the trial are:
those that are eligible for co-funding, and,
earn less than £15,736.50 annual gross salary based on the Social Mobility Commission’s low pay threshold of £8.07 (hourly rate in 2016) and on the assumption of a 37.5 hour contract with paid statutory holiday entitlement.
However, as one of our manager’s pointed out, it is still open to question:
do we read this that eligible learners need to be working full time? If part time do they need to earn less than £8.07 per hour?
Or – is the detail provided an example of where the annual gross figure comes from?
Shelagh (just when you think there has been some straight forward thinking)