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More power to employers in new ‘Skills Bill’
A new law recently passed through Government means that employers are now embedded at the heart of the skills system. The Skills and Post-16 Education Act in England has introduced a number of measures to improve the skills and training landscape, empower employers to drive up the quality of apprenticeships and prioritise green skills. In addition, schools will now be required to make sure all children get to meet training providers…
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Lack of increase in employer training since apprenticeship levy introduced
The substantial long-term fall in the volume of, and level of investment in, work-based training in the UK has been highlighted by new research from the CIPD. The report, Addressing employer under-investment in training – the case for a broader training levy, recommends urgent reform of the apprenticeship levy to help address this. The reasons behind the decline in training are not entirely well understood. Commentators have pointed to factors such…