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Category list : Apprenticeships

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    BRC calls for more flexibility in apprenticeship levySubscription

    News12 July 2018

    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.

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    Footwear industry launches new manufacturing apprenticeship schemeSubscription

    News21 June 2018

    The British footwear industry has launched a new nationally accredited apprenticeship standard for the autumn.

  • Angus Cundey, chairman of Henry Poole & Co, and his son Simon, managing director

    ‘I welcome Brexit,’ says Henry Poole & Co chairmanSubscription

    Features4 May 2017

    “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.

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    Apprenticeship levy will not fill skills gap, MPs claimSubscription

    News31 March 2017

    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.

  • High street

    Apprenticeship levy represents ‘poor value for money’Subscription

    News31 January 2017

    The apprenticeship levy that comes into effect in April, represents “poor value for money”, the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found.

  • Apprenticeships

    BRC: Inflexibility on apprenticeship levy date ‘big disappointment’ Subscription

    News12 August 2016

    The government has confirmed it will introduce the new apprenticeship levy in April 2017, prompting criticism from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

  • George Osborne's policies on business rates and the living wage will play a vital role in retail's future.

    Retail bosses warn of more structural change aheadSubscription

    News3 March 2016

    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.

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    Fashion apprentices on the inside trackSubscription

    Features18 February 2016

    David Cameron wants to create 3 million apprentices by 2020, and the fashion retail industry is set to benefit

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    Retail employee and store numbers dropSubscription

    News29 January 2016

    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.

  • Apprenticeships

    Apprentice levy to cause retail job losses Subscription

    News21 December 2015

    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.

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