Apprenticeships

DfE launches digital service for advertising levy transfers

DfE launch their scheme enabling levy payers to advertise their available funds for transfer.

Fraser Whieldon
Fraser Whieldon
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Levy-lockout update: Employers lose access to £37 million from first 2 months

Employers lost access to £26 million of their apprenticeship levy funds in June, the skills minister has revealed. The...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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Treasury took back over £300m despite small employers being turned away

The government has for the first time admitted the vast majority of the £400 million underspend from the Department...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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It’s FE Week wot won it: 5 month mystery of missing £300k levy ‘resolved’ by ESFA

The Education and Skills Funding Agency has finally returned £300,000 to a large high-profile employer within hours of FE...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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Universities and training providers clash on apprenticeship priorities

It is “entirely unacceptable” to expect public sector employers to subsidise low-level apprenticeships for chefs and hairdressers, a university...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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Scrap funding rule that stops providers from transferring their unspent levy, says UEL

A university has called for the scrapping of an apprenticeship funding rule that stops them from using unspent levy...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
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ESFA seeking views on ‘long-term operation’ of apprenticeship levy

The Education and Skills Funding Agency is seeking employers’ and providers’ views on the long-term operation of the apprenticeship...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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DfE figures reveal colleges hit hardest by move to apprenticeship levy funding

Colleges were hit hardest by the move to apprenticeship levy funding, FE Week analysis of new figures published by...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke
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Damian Hinds reacts to concerns that spend on apprenticeships is soaring

The education secretary didn’t deny that the apprenticeships budget is heading for a £500 million overspend this year, when...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke