Employers stand accused of rebranding existing low-skilled roles as apprenticeships in order to make use of funding available through the apprenticeship levy.
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More than £1bn in apprenticeship funding available through the apprenticeship levy has not been used - and employers have just one year left to spend it.
The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP) has raised concerns that the Government is being too slow to publish guidance on off-the-job training requirements for apprenticeships.
Almost all NHS trusts in England plan to use their apprenticeship levy training fund, but would like more flexibility over how it could be spent.
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The Government consults on changes to the rules on tax relief for employers that reimburse employees who have paid for work training themselves.
Most employers feel that middle and senior managers would be unwilling to be seen as an apprentice, meaning that businesses will miss out on funding for leadership training as apprenticeships become a key source of employers' training budget.
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