New English apprenticeships introduced

Implementation date: 26 May 2015

The Deregulation Act 2015 introduces a new simplified regime for English apprenticeships under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 with effect from 26 May 2015. The legislation simplifies the legal framework for apprenticeships in England. It introduces new concepts of an approved English apprenticeship, approved apprenticeship standards based on sector standards and a new approved English apprenticeship agreement. Apprenticeship payments will be administered by HM Revenue and Customs. The current regime for Welsh apprenticeships will remain unchanged.