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All items: Learning and development costs and budget

  • Extracting the hidden value from the apprenticeship levy

    Date:
    4 April 2017

    From Thursday, large companies must begin to pay a levy to help fund apprenticeships in the UK. Jill Shedden MBE, group HR director at Centrica, argues that the levy is a chance for companies to get out more than they put in.

  • April 2017: nine key employment law changes

    Date:
    13 March 2017

    The run-up to April is typically a busy time of year for HR professionals, with new employment legislation due to come into force. 2017 is no exception, with the most significant development being the introduction of the gender pay gap reporting duty for larger employers. However, there are a number of other key changes affecting all employers, regardless of their size.

  • Apprenticeship levy: Why degree apprenticeships should be on your list

    Date:
    6 March 2017

    Are you firming up plans for spending your apprenticeship funding once the levy comes in next month? One avenue worth exploring is degree apprenticeships, and training providers can help your organisation test the waters. David Willett, head of propositions at the Open University, explains.

  • Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

    Date:
    8 December 2016

    Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.

  • How will the apprenticeship levy affect employers?

    Date:
    13 October 2016

    The apprenticeship levy, which the Government hopes will help create three million new apprentices by 2020, is due to come into force in 2017. But ahead of implementation, there are a number of key questions that employers should be asking.

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