The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has called for reforms to the apprenticeship levy after take up figures for apprenticeships continued to decline in the UK a year after the tax went live. Steve Nash, chief executive of the IMI, said that while numbers in the motor industry are not as low as in other sectors, the sector should still be performing better, and blamed the complexity of the scheme for the shortfall. In the six months after the […]
With apprenticeship take up down 40% a year after the launch of the apprenticeship levy, Skills for Logistics MD David Coombes asks whether the UK was actually ready for the change.
The new apprenticeship levy will come into play on 6 April and will change the way the industry funds and trains its apprentices. Having led the industry’s bid for its own trailblazer apprenticeship, RHA deputy director of policy Colin Snape marks National Apprenticeship Week for Motortransport.co.uk by outlining the top five things operators need to know about the tax and how to use it.
The deputy head of the FTA will talk about what the association believes are the five most pressing industry issues at this year’s Microlise Transport Conference.