Tags: apprenticeship levy

Government urged to remove barriers to employer investment in apprenticeships

According to the City & Guilds Group, an overwhelming 92 per cent of levy-paying employers want to see greater flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship allowance.

Are businesses and workers still failing to understand the Apprenticeship Levy?

New research shows that large numbers of employees and businesses still know nothing about the Apprenticeship Levy.

Skills needs must now drive reforms for apprentices

Three quarters of businesses expect to increase the number of high-skilled roles over the coming years, but 61 per cent fear that there will be a lack of sufficiently skilled people to fill them, according to the 2017 CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey. The survey of 344 companies highlighted that 62 per cent see strong…

Jess Penny: The new apprenticeship levy will help to close the skills gap in the UK

Jess Penny is General Manager at Penny Hydraulics, a manufacturing and engineering company who specialisein designing, building, and selling hydraulic lifting solutions for a range of industries. In this article, she takes a closer look at how the new apprenticeship levy introduced by the government will help to address the skills gap in this country.

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.