• North-east training provider on the verge of collapse

    A training provider in the north-east that held subcontracts worth more than £3 million last year is on the verge of collapse. JB Skills Training Limited, based in Sunderland, is in talks about bringing in the administrators, according to its managing director Dave Macmillan. He told FE Week it was “highly likely” the provider would

    17.30 Aug. 15th, 2018 | 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 a brokerage-style deal with a third party. It awarded a contract to a firm known as Salad Skills last October, to operate as a “quality-assurance partner”. This role involves identifying suitable providers to train the council’s

    12.00 May. 4th, 2018 | News

  • Government delays on subcontracting charges

    The government has been accused of double standards on subcontracting charges, after it missed its own deadline for issuing templates for providers to submit their figures. Colleges and independent training providers had since 2013 been obliged to publish the amount of government cash they withheld before paying subcontractors to run training by the end of

    15.03 Dec. 1st, 2017 | News

  • Devastating impact of non-levy allocations 'horror show'

    The allocations horror show has claimed its first victim, as a subcontractor with 18 years’ experience has announced it will be forced to close within months after it was dropped by its lead provider. Other subcontractors are meanwhile warning of “chaos” and mass redundancies due to the massive cuts the government has made in its

    11.04 May. 5th, 2017 | News