The Treasury has to act quickly to release some of the £83m the logistics industry has paid in the Apprentice Levy between April 2017 and March 2018 to help fill the skills gap as the UK heads for Brexit on March 29, says FTA head of skills Sally Gilson. The levy requires all employers with annual pay bills in excess of £3m to pay 0.5% of their wage bill as an additional tax to the Treasury. Employers can then claim […]
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.
Leading employment agency Manpower is doing its bit to ease the shortage of HGV drivers by launching a Driver Academy, which it hopes will train over 400 new drivers every year. Steve Hobson reports.
Ryder is celebrating 25 years of its award-winning technician apprenticeship programme and insists high-quality apprentices are needed now more than ever.