Category list : Apprenticeships
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The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for more flexibility in the apprentice levy to ensure retailers can make better use of it, after new figures from the Department for Education showed the steepest decline in new apprenticeship starts since the levy was introduced.
The British footwear industry has launched a new nationally accredited apprenticeship standard for the autumn.
“Over the years we have had all sorts of dramas and we’ve got through it,” said Angus Cundey, chairman of Savile Row’s founding tailor, as he explained why he sees Brexit as an opportunity for UK manufacturing and British brands.
The new apprenticeship levy lacks focus and will not fill the widening skills gap unless it is concentrated on sectors and regions where training is most needed, MPs said in a report published today.
The apprenticeship levy that comes into effect in April, represents “poor value for money”, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.
The government has confirmed it will introduce the new apprenticeship levy in April 2017, prompting criticism from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
Retail jobs will change significantly over the next decade, said leaders of some of the UK’s biggest retailers this week, as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) warned that as many as 900,000 roles could disappear by 2025.
Fashion apprentices on the inside trackSubscription
David Cameron wants to create 3 million apprentices by 2020, and the fashion retail industry is set to benefit
Retail employee and store numbers dropSubscription
The number of full time jobs in retail in the UK fell 0.2% in the last three months of 2015 compared to the year before, while the number of shops dropped 0.3%, according to the BRC.
Apprentice levy to cause retail job losses Subscription
The apprenticeship levy could cause “significant” job losses in retail, according to the boss of Britain’s biggest business lobby group the Confederation of British Industry.