Chancellor announces a levy on large businesses to help fund apprenticeship growth


http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/blog/chancellor-announces-a-levy-on-large-businesses-to-help-fund-apprenticeship-growth-2698

A blanket levy on all businesses was rejected by the Confederation of British Industry; however, today sees the announcement by Chancellor George Osbourne of a levy on large businesses to help fund apprenticeships, with Osbourne saying that:
While many firms do a brilliant job of training their workforces, too many leave training to others and take a free ride on the system.”
Summer budget papers released state that:
The levy will support all post-16 apprenticeships in England. It will provide funding that each employer can use to meet their individual needs. The funding will be directly controlled by employers via the digital apprenticeships voucher, and firms that are committed to training will be able to get back more than they put in.” Full Summer Budget Report
More details will be released soon; until then – business leaders can only wonder about what the levy means to them

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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