Apprenticeship levy: are smaller businesses ready?

Smaller businesses could be underestimating the impact of the apprenticeship levy on their organisation, according to new XpertHR Benchmarking research on young workers.

The Government wants to increase the number of apprenticeships in England to three million by 2020, to boost the employment and training opportunities available to… Read More

Using the register of apprentice assessment organisations

Information for employers on using the register of apprentice assessment organisations to find an independent end-point assessment organisation.


Source:  GOV.UK

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Business services sector unfazed by Brexit

SMEs in the business services sector were most optimistic about Brexit's impact

Seven in 10 (69%) of those in the business services sector do not see Brexit as a threat, according to data from insurance company RSA.

The Future Impacts report found that 49% of business leaders in this… Read More

Women progress when childcare duties are shared more equally

Research has confirmed the common suspicion that women’s careers are more likely to progress if childcare is shared

Men working flexibly and taking an active role in childcare has a positive impact on female career progression, according to research from Avenir Consulting, conducted in partnership with the 30%… Read More

SFA steps up campaign against topslicing management fees

The crackdown on providers who fail to disclose how much they topslice from subcontracting contracts has stepped up a gear, after the Skills Funding Agency said it wanted to make the information publicly available.

Colleges and independent training providers have been required to specify their subcontracting management fees… Read More