Learning & development

Apprenticeship levy underpayment investigations more than double

The number of organisations being pursued by HMRC for apprenticeship levy underpayment has more than doubled in a year, as...

Business leaders’ top concern is moving to a hybrid AI-human workforce

21 Mar 2019

Two-thirds of business leaders fear that their organisation could become irrelevant if they fail to move to a “hybrid” workforce....

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‘Don’t fund level 6 and 7 apprenticeships’ say learning providers

20 Mar 2019

Training providers have called on the government to remove the highest and degree level apprenticeships from the scope of funding...

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Apprentices need more help with how to dress for work

20 Mar 2019

Employers are four times more likely to worry about how their apprentices dress for work than they would about graduates,...

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Spring statement: minimum wage review and early apprenticeship reforms

13 Mar 2019

All the employment highlights from the Chancellor's spring statement...

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Public sector contracts more likely to go to employers that ‘improve society’

11 Mar 2019

Companies that do more to employ people from diverse backgrounds and reduce modern slavery will be first up for public...

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UK must act to boost skills or face ‘perfect storm’ of decline

11 Mar 2019

Cuts in public funding for adult skills and falling employer investment has led to the UK's skills base lagging behind that of comparable countries.

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‘Use the apprenticeship levy to improve management’ – Cary Cooper

8 Mar 2019

Improving the UK’s poor management performance is the definitive way to fix the economy, says organisational psychologist Professor Sir Cary...

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Apprenticeships should be opened up to single parents

8 Mar 2019

Most single parents are being locked out of apprenticeships because of a lack of part-time opportunities and the difficulty of supporting children with such low pay.

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Don’t let levy criticism eclipse apprenticeship opportunities

7 Mar 2019

It’s been a bad news week for apprenticeships. But Dr Susan Laing, Dean of Teesside University Business School, argues that...

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Employers access a tenth of apprenticeship levy funds

6 Mar 2019

The government is unlikely to reach its target of 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020 and there are “concerns about...

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Apprenticeships

£400m apprenticeship levy underspend revealed

4 Mar 2019

Only £268m was spent by levy-paying employers on apprentices in the programme's first year of operation, 2017-18. This equated to just 13% of the Treasury's £2.01bn apprenticeships budget and contributed to a £400m underspend.

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Join the world’s greatest celebration of people at work

4 Mar 2019

PROMOTED CONTENT | Taking place on 12-13 June at Olympia London, the CIPD Festival of Work is set to be the largest UK-based event serving ...

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Criticism of levy mounts as Apprenticeship Week kicks off

4 Mar 2019

Training providers air criticism of the government's apprenticeship levy as surveys reveal the extent of ignorance over the scheme.

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L&D budgets grow to facilitate future skills needs

26 Feb 2019

Learning and development teams expect to play a more strategic role in workforce planning this year, with the “decreasing shelf-life...

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