Network briefing - Apprenticeship training

The government sees apprenticeships as critical to improving work-based learning or training. Two years ago, it set a target of three million people in England gaining an apprenticeship by the end of the decade, and housing is expected to play its part.

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Network briefing - Apprenticeship training

The government sees apprenticeships as critical to improving work-based learning or training. Two years ago, it set a target of three million people in England gaining an apprenticeship by the end of the decade, and housing is expected to play its part.

But who is going to fund it all? From this month, larger employers start paying an apprenticeship levy based on the size of their pay bill. The government is also chipping in, helping all employers (including smaller landlords) to fund apprenticeships for young people and adults.

Local authorities, in addition to paying the levy, face the added challenge of meeting a tough apprenticeship target over the next four years. There is, in fact, no way of escaping from the topic of apprenticeships and the impact they will have in housing and the wider economy.

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