FE Week is reporting that the Department for Education has this morning published “analysis looking at the impact of the introduction of the apprenticeship levy on employers engaging with apprenticeships”.
The analysts found: “Apprenticeship starts have become more concentrated in large employers, since the introduction of the levy.”
The DfE first published this “experimental” data on “apprenticeships in England by industry sector” (click here) in October 2018, but with no data from after the levy was introduced for starts in May 2017.
In January, new boss of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, Jennifer Coupland, called for an additional £750 million to prop-up small business apprenticeships.
Read full article here Revealed: DfE finds small employers now account for just 27% of apprenticeship starts
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