New probe points to major flaw in apprenticeship levy


 

Hundreds of millions of pounds raised by employers and intended to pay for apprentices has not been used and has instead paid back to the government, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information act. The data obtained by the BBC showed that 55 of the largest employers in England each released more than £1m back to the government after the money was not used to train apprentices. In total, almost 5,000 companies in England relinquished £401m of funding […]