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Education Act 2002

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Part 2: Financial Assistance for Education and Childcare

10.This Part makes arrangements for enabling the Secretary of State, or the NAW, to give financial assistance for education and childcare.

11.At present, the Secretary of State, or the NAW, has a wide variety of powers for making available funding or other forms of financial assistance for purposes connected with education or childcare. This Part repeals many of these powers and replaces them with a single broad power to fund education, childcare and related activities. The assistance may be given through grants, loans, guarantees and incurring expenditure for the benefit of the person assisted. The power to fund excludes higher education (HE), but includes all other forms of education.

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