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Education Reform Act 1988

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139Schemes for financing locally funded further and higher education

(1)It shall be the duty of every local education authority to prepare a scheme in accordance with this Chapter and submit it for the approval of the Secretary of State in accordance with section 140 of this Act.

(2)The scheme shall provide for—

(a)the determination in respect of each financial year of the authority, for each institution required to be covered by the scheme in that year, of the share to be appropriated for that institution in that year of the further and higher education budget of the authority for that year (referred to below in this Chapter, in relation to such an institution, as the institution’s budget share); and

(b)the delegation by the authority of the management of an institution’s budget share for any year to the governing body of the institution where such delegation is required or permitted by or under the scheme.

(3)The scheme shall also set out the principles and procedures to be applied by the authority in planning the educational provisions to be made by institutions required to be covered by the scheme.

(4)For the purposes of this Chapter, an institution is required to be covered in any financial year by a scheme made under this section by a local education authority if—

(a)it is an institution providing full-time education; and

(b)immediately before the beginning of that year it is, or at any time during that year it becomes, either—

(i)an institution maintained by that authority in exercise of their further ot higher educationm functions; or

(ii)a designated assisted institution dependent on assistance from that authority.

(5)In this Chapter—

(a)references to an institution in respect of which financial delegation is required for any financial year under a scheme under this section are references to an institution conducted by a governing body to whom the local education authority concerned are for the time being required by or under the scheme to delegate the management of the institution’s budget share for that year (and the governing body of such an institution are said to have a right to a delegated budget for the year);

(b)references to an institution which has a delegated budget are references to an institution conducted by a governing body to whom a local education authority have for the time being delegated the management of the institution’s budget share for any financial year in pursuance of such a a scheme (whether that delegation is required by the scheme or not); and

(c)any reference, in relation to an institution assisted by a local education authority, to the delegation by that authority to the governing body of that institution of the management of the institution’s budget share for any financial year shall be read as a reference to the making by that authority to that body of a grant in respect of the institution of an amount equal to that budget share.

(6)References to this Act to a designated assisted institution are references to an institution designated by or under regulations made under section 27 of the 1980 Act as an institution substanially dependent for its maintainance on assistance from local education authorities.

(7)For the purposes of this Part of this Act a designated assisted institution shall be regarded as dependent on assistance from a local education authority if it is assisted by the authority and either—

(a)it is not assisted by any other local eduction authority; or

(b)that authority provides a larger proportion than any other local education authority by whom the institution is assisted of the aggregate amount of the sums received by the governing body of the institution during any financial year by way of assistance from such authorities in respect of the expenses of maintaining the institution.

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