Apprenticeship Levy

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Apprenticeship Levy and Employer Underinvestment in Training in UK – Verdict : Not yet

The UK has suffered a long-term and substantial decline in employer investment in training over past decades. Figures show declining employee participation in workplace training, and that a substantial portion of the training done is only induction or compliance-based. As part of an attempt to reverse the trend, the government introduced the Apprenticeship Levy in … Continue reading

Apprenticeship Levy in UK – Assessing the early impact from an employers’ perspective

The purpose of this research is to understand the early impact of the apprenticeship levy on employer behaviour and assess the likely future impact on the quality and quantity of apprenticeships, as well as on broader investment in workforce skills development and training. Before summarising the key findings, it’s important to note that there is still … Continue reading

The Apprenticeship Levy In UK – A substantial reduction in apprenticeship numbers

Over half of today’s 19-year-olds are engaged in either work, training, vocational study or an apprenticeship, the last of which being a government priority. This morning, the Department for Education published figures outlining the number of people who started an apprenticeship in May, with May marking one year since the apprenticeship levy and its associated … Continue reading

The First Full Year of the Apprenticeships Levy in UK – The number of people starting an apprenticeship over 40 per cent lower

Now that the apprenticeship levy has completed its first full year of operation, this report reviews the available evidence to determine whether the levy will, as the Government hopes, “incentivise more employers to provide quality apprenticeships” and “transform the lives of young people who secure them”. The levy itself is, in effect, a tax of … Continue reading

Apprenticeship in UK – Substantial opportunities to deliver employer-led training that can boost skills and performance

Nearly a quarter of all job openings in 2015 were left vacant because employers could not nd people with the right skills or knowledge to ll them. Equipping people with better skills is not only crucial to driving productivity, it also has a role in sharing prosperity generated by growth, driving social mobility and ensuring … Continue reading

The Apprenticeship Levy in UK – How will employers respond?

From April 2017, large employers in the UK will be required to pay an apprenticeship levy based on their total pay bill. This study, undertaken by the Institute for Employment Research and IFF Research, was commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (though the policy responsibility for FE and apprenticeships has now shifted … Continue reading

UK – Some details on the apprenticeship levy to come

Although consultation on the Levy closes today, it’s clear that some questions have already been answered. The Levy will see ‘large’ employers (probably those with over 250 employees), paying a percentage (probably around 0.5%) of their payroll costs to the government, to be spent on apprenticeship creation. It’s not yet clear how the system will … Continue reading

UK – The apprenticeship levy in coming in 2017

The government has outlined a package of plans to increase the number of quality apprenticeships across England. Employers are being consulted for their views on the introduction of an apprenticeship levy, planned for 2017 and designed to increase investment in training and apprenticeships. Other proposed steps include a requirement to take a company’s apprenticeship provision … Continue reading

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