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S5W-06676: John Finnie (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Green Party

Date lodged: 27 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how Skills Development Scotland's decision to withdraw subsistence-cost funding for employers in the maritime sector will impact on (a) employers and (b) young people in that sector, and what discussions it has had or plans with the Modern Apprenticeship Group regarding this.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 8 February 2017

As answered in S5W-06675 on 8 February 2017, SDS has not withdrawn funding for subsistence costs from all providers. Travel and Subsistence funding is incorporated into increased funding contribution rates for MAs.

The level of funding available for the delivery of each Modern Apprenticeship framework is not within the remit of the Modern Apprenticeship Group.

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