FOI Request - PEF Programme
I seek the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. The questions cover the period from April 2018 until the present.
1. Has the local authority received or kept funding provided by the Scottish Government under the PEF programme as administration fees, levies or clawback from schools?
2. How much funding did the local authority receive under the PEF programme each year since April 2018?
3. i) How much funding did the local authority reserve centrally (i.e. not disperse to schools) under the PEF programme each year since April 2018?
ii) Further, to what use was any funding identified 3i) put to?
1. No funding has been kept as fees, levies or clawback. Schools were given their full funding allocation - an admin charge was levied on the employee element of their spend to cover the additional HR support required.
3.i) No funding was reserved centrally - as per above, an admin charge was levied on schools which utilised funding for staffing. The total admin charge per year was as follows:-
2017-18: no charge
2020-21: £3,678.66 (to date)
ii) As above.