Livingstone's Director, James Local on what to expect from the apprenticeship levy

Livingstone's Director, James Local on what to expect from the apprenticeship levy

As part of the Government’s drive to create three million apprenticeships and double the size of the apprenticeship market to £2.5billion by 2020, an apprentice levy has been introduced.

The Government had been planning to cut funding for 16-18 year old training by up to 30% as part of the new apprenticeship levy regime, but heeded warnings from businesses and campaigners and changed course. The new system includes ear-marking £60million to help those in the most disadvantaged areas in the UK.

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