11 Apr APPRENTICESHIP LEVY COMES INTO FORCE TODAY
The UK government’s new apprenticeship levy comes into effect today. According to the government, the levy will fund 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020 with companies spending £3 billion a year to contribute to the funding.
Commenting on the start today of the apprenticeship levy, Trades Union Congress General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:
“It’s good news for workers, who will have more opportunities to gain the skills needed for better paid jobs. And it’s good news for businesses, as their productivity will improve with a higher skilled workforce.
“The government must now look at ways to make sure that all apprenticeships are of high quality. And we need action to improve access to apprenticeships for groups of workers including women, disabled people and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic workers,” O’Grady said.