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The Chancellor, George Osborne, has set the apprenticeships levy, to be launched in April 2017,  at 0.5 percent of an employer pay bill in his Spending Review. The levy will only be imposed on firms with a pay roll that amounts to more than £3 million a year.

George Osborne has announced public spending cuts of £81bn over four years, telling MPs that the programme would restore “sanity to our public finances and stability to our economy”. The cuts were guided by fairness, reform and growth, the Chancellor claimed. Nevertheless, he confirmed that up to a massive 500,000 public sector jobs could go…

Following yesterday’s announcements, the Fawcett Society has given an initial response to the Comprehensive Spending Review. Ceri Goddard, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society, said: “The Comprehensive Spending Review, like the previous emergency budget, hits women hardest. It is women who will be the main losers as jobs are cut, public services are rolled back…

With the Comprehensive Spending Review imminent, managers are questioning whether the recession is really over, according to a new report from Lord John Eatwell, published by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) today. CMI’s Economic Outlook report, which tracks business confidence amongst the UK’s senior executives, confirms anecdotal fears that the UK faces a depressing and…

As part of the build up to November’s HR in the Public Sector Forum, Les Venus, Chief Executive of Threshold Initiative offers his response to the Comprehensive Spending Review and how it will affect the Public Sector and HR professionals in general. The much trailed and leaked Comprehensive Spending Review was properly unveiled on Wednesday.…