employee training and development

UK Businesses Split Over Apprenticeship Levy

UK Businesses Split Over Apprenticeship Levy

British businesses are split over the government’s plan to introduce an apprenticeship levy, with a recent CIPD survey having revealed that 39% of businesses owners think it will be a positive measure for business while 31% think it will have a negative effect and 30% remain undecided. Of the businesses who support the levy, 30% said it would incite them to launch an apprenticeship programme and a further 30% believed it would boost apprenticeship numbers. However, 31% of business owners are concerned that introducing the levy will mean sacrificing support in other areas of employee training and development. An additional 22% said the levy might encourage employers to accredit already existing training as apprenticeship schemes and 20% said they believe the levy will cause the quality of a... »