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Supporting employers and learning providers

Skills policy is an ever-moving field and is often confusing for those looking in – especially if you have a business to run!

We keep on top of policy and support employers and learning providers by:

  • Making it easier for employers to understand the impact emerging policy will have on their business
  • Responding to policy consultations on behalf of our industries
  • Seeking to influence and shape policy

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Policy Digests

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Post-16 Skills Plan

Released in July 2016 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education, the publication sets out a vision for technical education in England. Our summary outlines its proposals.

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The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Guidance for Trailblazers – from standards to starts

Released in December 2015 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education, the publication provides updated guidance that applies to apprenticeship standards and assessment plans. We've produced a summary of the key points.

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Apprenticeship levy - how it will work

The new guidance on the levy, published by government on 21 April, is the first of four updates that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will make this year. Our summary outlines what's new, what we already knew and where more detail is needed. 

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English Apprenticeships - Our 2020 Vision

Released in December 2015 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, ‘English Apprenticeships: Our 2020 Vision’ highlights how the government see the reformed apprenticeship system working and the progress it has made on that journey. We've produced a summary of the key points.

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March 2016 Budget

Our brief summary of the March 2016 Budget highlights the key points in relation to training and education and raises some of the questions that the visitor economy sector is asking.

 

 

 

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