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Apprenticeship Levy Update - 30 September 2016

Apprenticeship Levy Update - 30 September 2016

30-Sep-2016

 

Dear Colleagues

Just a few monitoring items for you today.

HMRC Issues Apprenticeship Levy Regulations
Draft regulations that cover how employers will calculate, report, and pay their Apprenticeship Levy liability have been issued by HM Revenue and Customs for consultation. More here<http://www.tax-news.com/news/UK_Issues_Apprenticeship_Levy_Regulations____72305.html >.

Shadow CEO for the Institute for Apprenticeships announced
Peter Lauener has been appointed Shadow Chief Executive for the Institute for Apprenticeships. He will remain in his role as Chief Executive of the Skills Funding Agency and Education Funding Agency. More here<https://www.gov.uk/government/news/shadow-ceo-for-the-institute-for-apprenticeships-announced>.

Variability of standards could undermine apprenticeships
Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK, has warned that the credibility of apprenticeships could be undermined by confusion and variable standards. More here<http://www.apprenticeeye.co.uk/2016/09/25/variability-of-standards-could-undermine-apprenticeships/?utm_source=Apprentice+Eye+Newsletter&utm_campaign=36392678d7-25_09_2016_NL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9c5d635ba1-36392678d7-17966845>.

UK 'needs a Ucas for apprentices'
Conservative MP Rishi Sunak called on the Government to put apprenticeships on an equal footing with University by involving admissions agency Ucas in the selection process. More here<http://www.apprenticeeye.co.uk/2016/09/25/uk-needs-an-ucas-for-apprentices-mp/?utm_source=Apprentice+Eye+Newsletter&utm_campaign=36392678d7-25_09_2016_NL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9c5d635ba1-36392678d7-17966845 >.

Shadow Education Secretary calls for more than 'fine words' on apprenticeships
Angela Rayner MP (Shadow Education) has challenged the Prime Minister's assertion that she 'did not recognise' the level of potential cuts to apprenticeship funding. More here<http://www.apprenticeeye.co.uk/2016/09/25/shadow-education-secretary-calls-for-more-than-fine-words/?utm_source=Apprentice+Eye+Newsletter&utm_campaign=36392678d7-25_09_2016_NL&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9c5d635ba1-36392678d7-17966845 >.

Provider Funding Cuts - They Are Dead Parrots. Welcome To The New World
Roger Francis (Director with Creative Learning Partners Ltd) has said that from the point of view of employers, 'prior changes in funding are going to have absolutely no impact on the number of Apprenticeships they decide to run.' More here<https://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/provider-funding-cuts-they-are-dead-parrots-welcome-to-the-new-world-12582>.

Labour Fringe 2016: Apprenticeships Forum Debate
Speaking at the Apprenticeships Forum debate at the Labour Party Conference, Gordon Marsden called for 'more clarity' from the Government on the Apprenticeship Levy. More here<https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/education/apprenticeships/opinion/apprenticeships-forum/79340/clarity-new-apprenticeships>.

Kind regards,
Steve