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Tertiary Education and Research (Wales) Act 2022

Section 68: Funding of inspections and reports on further education and training etc.

219.The Commission must provide such funding to Estyn as the Commission considers appropriate so that Estyn is able to carry out its work in relation to the education or training that is funded by the Commission (subsection (1)).

220.In determining how much funding is appropriate for Estyn, the Commission must have regard to what the Commission considers Estyn needs to spend to exercise its functions (subsection (2)). The Commission must consult with Estyn before the beginning of each financial year in relation to the funding it is going to provide for that year (subsection (3)).

221.The Commission must approve the parts of Estyn’s annual plan which relate to Estyn’s work in respect of education or training funded by the Commission and determine the amount of funding it will provide according to the activities outlined in the annual plan (subsection (4)). The Commission may ask Estyn to modify the annual plan before it is approved (subsection (5)).

222.Section 104 of the Government of Wales Act 1998 is amended to provide that the Welsh Ministers are not responsible for the provision of funding to Estyn for education or training funded or secured by the Commission (subsection (6)(a)). Section 104 of that Act is also amended so that the Welsh Ministers are only responsible for approving such parts of Estyn’s annual plan as relate to functions in respect of which the Welsh Ministers provide funding (subsection (6)(b)).

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