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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April changes: A reminder

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It’s April and, as usual, means a spring clean for employment law.  Although we’ve covered the majority of these changes in previous newsletters and alerts, we thought it was worth a quick reminder: 1 April 2017 Increase to National Minimum and Living Wages In Autumn Statement 2016 the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that the…
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Newsflash: Public sector apprenticeship targets

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What do we already know? We updated you in our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Apprenticeships  that the Government was consulting on public sector apprenticeship targets.  The Government proposed that public bodies that have 250 or more employees in England will have a duty to have a minimum of 2.3% apprenticeship starts each year.…
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Government reforms (2): Apprenticeship levy

What do we already know? We updated you in our October 2016 Newsflash Apprenticeship levy that HMRC had published the first set of draft regulations for the calculation, payment and recovery of the Apprenticeship Levy, for a period of technical consultation, available here. What’s new? HMRC has published, for further technical consultation, updated draft regulations for…
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Newsflash: Apprenticeship levy

What do we already know? We updated you on the Apprenticeship Levy in our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Apprenticeships and on the Government’s guidance on this Levy in our April 2016 Newsflash ACAS & Government guidance on apprenticeships & the levy. We further updated you in our August 2016 Newsletter Government Reforms (1): Apprenticeships that the…
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Government reforms (3): Apprenticeship & ACAS guide

ACAS has published a guide for workers that are new to work, available here. The guide is aimed at young people and includes information on employment rights for 16 and 17 year olds and information on apprenticeships. The guide also considers types of contract, the national minimum wage, training, sickness and social media.
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Government Reforms (1): Apprenticeships

What do we already know? We updated you on the Apprenticeship Levy in our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Apprenticeships and on the Government’s guidance on this Levy in our April 2016 Newsflash ACAS & Government guidance on apprenticeships & the levy. What’s new? 1. Apprenticeship Levy: Until now we have had little detail from the Government…
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Newsflash: Apprenticeships – the levy and more

What do we already know? We updated you on the Apprenticeship Levy in our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Apprenticeships and on the Government’s guidance on this levy in our April 2016 Newsflash ACAS & Government guidance on apprenticeships & the levy. What’s new? The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper,…
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Newsflash: New law on its way…

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What do we already know? 1. Enterprise Bill:  we updated you in our September 2015 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Enterprise bill on the Government’s plans to introduce this Bill which would: include the introduction of a cap on exit payments made to public sector workers (for further information see our February 2016 Newsflash Reforming public…
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Government reforms (3): Apprenticeships

1. Apprenticeship Levy: What do we already know? In our November 2015 Newsletter Government reforms (3): Apprenticeships levy we updated you that the Government had published its response to its Consultation on the Apprenticeships Levy and that the Levy will be set at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s paybill, to the extent that…
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