Updated to reflect that apprenticeship frameworks cannot be used for new apprenticeships starting on or after 1 August 2020, and that non-levy-paying employers can now set up an apprenticeship service digital account.
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.
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.
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