The industry is in danger of losing tens of millions of pounds worth of training funding as the spending cut off for the apprenticeship levy looms. RHA deputy policy director Colin Snape warned delegates at the Microlise Transport Conference that of the £68m the sector had paid into the levy since its launch last year, only £2m had been withdrawn again. The levy has a 24 month cap on spending money that has been put into it, after which it […]
Walkers Transport will welcome two new staff members to its Manchester depot next month after putting them through their apprenticeship qualifications.
It has been 10 months since the government started taxing businesses with the apprenticeship levy. At the moment, only businesses with payrolls of more than £3m have access to the funding pot they are contributing to, but as the levy hits its one-year anniversary the gates should open to smaller hauliers who want funding for training new or existing staff.
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.