Apprenticeship levy

Apprenticeship levy an 'empty promise', says CIPD

The apprenticeship levy is failing to deliver on government promises to boost skills and spending on workplace training, according to research from the CIPD

Apprenticeship starts rise

Apprenticeship numbers are up but still well below pre-levy figures, as reforms to the levy rules are due next week

Government must increase apprenticeship levy flexibility

As many as 92% of levy-paying employers want greater flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship allowance, according to research from the City & Guilds Group

More than a third of employers know nothing about apprenticeship levy

Both employers and employees are failing to embrace opportunities for professional development

The 12 months of 2018: April

It's been an eventful year for HR-related issues hitting the headlines. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

HR welcomes apprenticeship levy overhaul

The HR community has welcomed Philip Hammond's announcement that the government is to make the apprenticeship levy more flexible

Government threatens to cut management apprenticeships

Employers and providers say cuts would damage the quality, reputation and volume of management apprenticeships

Businesses hit as skills shortage worsens

Skills shortages means recruitment is taking longer, with some organisations forced to give up on finding the talent they want

Low-skilled jobs relabelled as apprenticeships

Courses incorrectly labelled as apprenticeships account for nearly 40% of such training designed by employers in recent years, a report by Reform has found

£1.28 billion sitting unused in apprenticeship accounts

A year on since it was introduced, a number of barriers are deterring employers from utilising the apprenticeship levy