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. Over a year since the first levy payments were taken and we still appear to be going backwards. The latest statistics from the Education and Skills Funding Agency show that apprenticeship starts were down a massive 40% in the first three months of this year, and the trend doesn’t […]
The Apprenticeship Levy is not delivering what it was designed for, according to a two-year review of the ‘Transport infrastructure skills strategy’ by the Strategic Transport Apprenticeship Taskforce (STAT).
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.
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.