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London’s business leaders have called for a ‘radical overhaul’ of the Apprenticeship Levy and warned changes need to be made to skills provision.
Cornwall Council explains how it has re-evaluated its approach to apprenticeships, setting an ambitious target of 500 by 2021.
Councils have called for more powers to help address the skills shortage as report shows nearly all jobs will soon be closed to people without qualifications.
Care leavers who choose to start an apprenticeship are to receive a £1,000 bursary to help the transition into the workplace, the Government announced yesterday.
The Apprenticeship Levy needs to see ‘significant changes’, council chiefs warn as the number of people starting apprenticeships drops dramatically.
Councils should be allowed to spend the money returned from the Apprenticeship Levy beyond the two-year deadline, according to the Local Government Association (LGA).
London authorities have called on Whitehall to allow employers to transfer more than the planned 10% of their apprenticeship levy funding to supply chains.
The UK’s largest provider of adult training and apprenticeships has been described as ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, sparking speculation about the company’s future.
Whitehall’s flagship apprenticeship policies will not fill the growing skills gap which is set to widen post-Brexit, MPs say.
The Government has been urged to scrap its new apprenticeship target for the public sector, after new analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found it would not deliver value for money.