The Government has been urged to make urgent reforms to the apprenticeship levy by a coalition by local government and major employers in London.
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… incentivise employers to take on more apprentices and minimise the risks…
A new paper sets out how reforms and new flexibilities to the ‘flawed’ system could incentivise employers to take on more apprentices and minimise the risks of long-term unemployment.
The changes proposed include temporarily extending the amount of time employers have to spend their levy from two years to three years, extending the availability of the current employer incentives and allowing some levy funding to be used for pre-employment training.
The paper has been published by London Councils, the Greater London Authority, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, London First, West London Alliance, Central London Forward, South London Partnership and Local London.