About a quarter of the money made available for apprenticeship training has been relinquished back to the government, suggesting that some employers would rather treat the levy like an additional tax than use it to improve workers' skills.
The apprenticeship levy system needs to be more accessible and transparent and standards need to be reviewed regularly if the scheme is to have a future beyond 2020, the CBI has suggested.
XpertHR research investigates UK employers' learning and development strategy, provision and priorities and their use of coaching.
Updated with information on the planned extension of apprenticeship service accounts to employers that do not pay the apprenticeship levy.
XpertHR examines trends in spending on learning and development, and the priorities in this area over the coming year.
In Francis-McGann v West Atlantic UK Ltd, the employment tribunal ordered a pilot to repay £4,725 in training costs after it emerged that he provided a fake reference using the name of a character from Star Wars.
XpertHR research looks at the learning and development priorities for employers over the coming year, and trends in spending in this area.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to learning and development costs and budget.