Apprenticeship levy "disastrous" says EEF

Apprenticeship levy

The government's apprenticeship levy has been slammed as "disastrous," according to the chair of the EEF manufacturers' body.

Dame Judith Hackitt will be discussing the levy in a speech at the EEF's annual dinner, attended by Business Secretary Greg Clark. The BBC reports that she will say the levy is seen as just another tax on business, and that the scheme needs a complete overhaul.  

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Comments (3)

  • Lucy
    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 1:22pm GMT
    I completely agree with Debs here. We are putting almost 300 people through apprenticeships this year, predominantly using the levy funding and the governments co-investment. It only becomes another tax if you don't find ways to use it for your business.
  • Debs Barker
    Debs Barker
    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 1:01pm GMT
    I absolutely disagree that it is a disaster. Take time to understand what it is and what it can do for your business. It’s revolutionary and I applaud the changes. Finally the shackles of silly funding rules have been removed and if you want to be creative with it you absolutely can. The breadth of what is available is staggering . I fail to see how this is a bad thing.
  • Training manager
    Training manager
    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:37pm GMT
    I totally agree - the levy is a disaster. Not surprising as every time the government has got involved in training it has made a complete, and expensive, hash of it

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