Policy paper

Skills funding letter: April 2017 to March 2018

Sets out the funding priorities and available budget for the further education and skills sector in the 2017 to 2018 financial year.

Applies to England



The skills funding letter is published annually and sets out the government’s funding priorities for the skills system. It includes information for the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to set provider allocations for 2017 to 2018, and shows indicative budgets up to 2020.

The letter shows the government’s commitment to investing in and strengthening the further education (FE) sector.

The government is funding high-quality provision that gives good value for money and concentrates on young adults, the low-skilled and those who are unemployed.

Published 14 March 2017