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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
News

Urgent levy reform demanded for nursing degree apprenticeships

Nursing degree apprenticeship start targets will be missed without urgent reform to how the apprenticeship levy can be spent,...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Leicester city council in row over ‘brokerage-style’ levy deal

Leicester city council is the latest public body accused of diverting apprenticeship levy funding away from frontline learning via...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

Government cashes in on levy brokerage

Providers training apprentices for the civil service will be subject to a controversial new brokerage charge from the top...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
News

DfE hands out £2m for more levy research

An FE-focused research centre has been given the ministerial nod to continue its work until 2020, and the apprenticeship...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
News

Apprenticeship levy transfer policy explained

The government has explained how employers which pay the apprenticeship levy will be able to transfer funds to other...

Paul Offord
Paul Offord
Opinion

How to increase apprenticeship starts

The levy has had more than its share of teething problems, but it’s not time to bin it yet, says Kathleen...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Levy cash must be used to widen access to apprenticeships

The AoC’s Teresa Frith believes that the chancellor should make tweaks to apprenticeship funding, rather than wholesale changes Apprenticeships...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
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IPPR: The apprenticeship levy needs a ‘radical rethink’

The apprenticeship levy needs a radical rethink to double investment in skills, according to a new report from a...

Jude Burke
Jude Burke