Apprenticeship levy

Watch: How to solve skills shortages with apprenticeships

Can apprenticeships help solve your skills shortages? We put the question to expert panellists from professional services, healthcare and food manufacturing in the the latest HR Lunchtime Debate – now...

Do apprentices hold the key to solving your staffing challenges?

Finding the perfect candidate has never been easy, but now skill supply is driving demand to record highs a change of tack might be needed.

Entry-level apprenticeships plunge

The number of people taking up entry-level apprenticeships since 2015’s pre-Levy high has plunged by 72%.

Small businesses miss out on millions in Apprenticeship Levy funding

Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to plug skills gaps, but many small businesses are still missing out.

Exploring your apprenticeship options

Apprenticeships have become a core part of how the UK government plans to ‘build back better’ after the pandemic.

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Budget and Spending Review: what did chancellor Rishi Sunak say?

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has pledged to address the UK's economic vulnerabilities through a mixed programme of heavy investment and increased taxation.

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

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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