Section 251 outturn 2014 to 2015: guidance for local authorities

Information for local authorities to support them in completing their section 251 outturn for 2014 to 2015.


Under section 251 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, the Department for Education requires local authorities to prepare a budget statement before the beginning of each financial year and, after the end of that financial year, prepare an outturn statement.

The administrative direction outlines the form, content and publication of information about actual expenditure by all local authorities in England.

The documents on this page provide advice for local authorities on preparing the outturn statement and submitting this to the Department for Education via COLLECT, the department’s Secure Access system.

There is also a spreadsheet to help with uploading the outturn information.

The period for this outturn statement is 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.