XpertHR examines trends in spending on learning and development, and the priorities in this area over the coming year.
Two-thirds of businesses are worried that they will not be able to find sufficiently skilled people to fill high skilled roles, according to industry body the CBI.
Updated to reflect the Budget 2018 announcement that the co-investment rate will be reduced to 5%.
Updated to include a reference to the Government's response to the consultation.
Employers have an opportunity to shape the future of apprenticeships when the government publishes a consultation on the apprenticeship levy's future beyond 2020. Lady Cobham, director general of The 5% Club, argues that changes need to be made.
Employers will be able to transfer a quarter of their apprenticeship levy-subsidised training fund to another organisation, under a package of reforms announced today.
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.
Independent public body the Institute of Apprenticeships, which is sponsored by the Department of Education, has advised ministers to reduce funding of the chartered manager degree apprenticeship from £27,000 to £22,000 per person; the operations manager apprenticeship from £9,000 to £7,000 and the team leader apprenticeship from £5,000 to £4,500.
It has emerged that last month Capita scrapped its policy of charging thousands of pounds in exit fees to graduates who had quit the company's Novus programme within two years.
Employers will be able to transfer up to 10% of their apprenticeship levy funds to multiple organisations from next month, which the government hopes will improve the flexibility of the scheme.
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