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Apprenticeship starts for the 2017/18 academic year remain much lower than previously reported, with the levy continuing to influence employer decision making. According to the Department for Education’s (DfE) latest

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The chief executive of data hosting company UKFast has called on technology companies to solve the nationwide skills shortage themselves through apprenticeships. Lawrence Jones, chief executive and co-founder of Manchester-headquartered

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Apprenticeship starts were down 25% for the seven months to February 2018—prompting further calls for the levy system to be reformed. There were 232,700 apprenticeship starts over the seven months

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The apprenticeship levy is not fit for purpose in its current form, Confederation of British Industry (CBI) deputy director general Josh Hardie has said. Speaking this week, Hardie bemoaned the

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Director of the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), Sue Husband, challenges some of the key myths around the apprenticeship levy Myth #1: All businesses must pay the apprenticeship levy Only employers

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The Department for Education is considering changes to apprenticeship funding bands because employers “do not feel able” to negotiate with providers. The current 15 apprenticeship funding bands, which represent the

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  The number of apprenticeship starts in the UK fell dramatically in the first quarter of the 2017/18 academic year. There were 114,400 apprenticeship starts reported for the period, compared

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More than half of employers currently paying the apprenticeship levy want it replaced with a training levy, according to a new Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) survey. Among

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The UK government is awarding contracts worth nearly £500 million to provide apprenticeship training for learners and small businesses. From late December 2017, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA)

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