Category Archives: Apprenticeships

Government reforms (1): Budget 2018

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The Chancellor presented this year’s budget at the end of October 2018. Key announcements for HR/employment law are: 1. National living wage and minimum wage increases: The following National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates come into effect in April 2019: 25 years and above (the National Living Wage):  from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour; 21-24 year…
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Apprenticeships for Schools

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The Department for Education has published a new guide for schools, available here on: what apprenticeships are; how schools can use them to benefit their workforces; and how the apprenticeship levy and public sector target apply to schools. The guide is aimed at school leaders and governing bodies in all schools in England and local…
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Government Reforms: Apprenticeships and the Levy

What do we already know? We have been keeping you up to date in our Newsletters and Blogs on Apprenticeships which have been making HR/Employment law headlines in recent years due to the Government’s efforts to encourage employers to take on apprentices to address skills shortages and improve opportunities for young people. The latest initiative…
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