• Autumn statement: £200m levy pot reduction forecast by Treasury

    Fresh concerns have been raised about apprenticeship funding in England, after predictions on what the levy would raise were revised down by £200 million. In the Phillip Hammond’s autumn statement on Wednesday, government forecasts suggested that the levy would raise a projected £2.8 billion in 2019/20. However the Treasury had predicted in last year’s statement

    15.04 Nov. 23rd, 2016 | News

  • Autumn statement: Hammond approves 10p apprentice minimum wage rise

    The national minimum wage for apprentices will rise from £3.40 per hour to £3.50 – a bigger increase than rates for most other groups – following the autumn statement. Chancellor Philip Hammond presented the self-proclaimed “balanced and prudent” budget plans to the House of Commons today. He said next to nothing about FE, but a

    13.44 Nov. 23rd, 2016 | News