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News: Gov­ern­ment Spring Bud­get good news for apprenticeships

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Appren­tice­ships, skills and train­ing are cen­tral to the UK’s eco­nom­ic recov­ery efforts – this was a theme emerg­ing from the Government’s 2021 Bud­get announce­ment on 3rd March.

The Chan­cel­lor out­lined plans to extend the exist­ing gov­ern­ment incen­tives for busi­ness­es tak­ing on a young appren­tice. This scheme, which has now been extend­ed until Sep­tem­ber is offer­ing busi­ness­es up to £4000 for tak­ing on an apprentice. 

In addi­tion the cash incen­tive has been expand­ed to include adult appren­tices too. It means that for any busi­ness tak­ing on a new appren­tice between now and the end of Sep­tem­ber, the busi­ness will receive a cash pay­ment of £3000, per appren­tice, and this is on top of the exist­ing incen­tives includ­ing the £1000 young appren­tice pay­ment already in place.

In his address Rishi Sunak also announced a Help to Grow’ scheme for SMEs aim­ing to upskill 30,000 small and medi­um-sized enter­pris­es over three years. This new man­age­ment devel­op­ment pro­gramme will bring togeth­er train­ing providers and busi­ness­es to com­bine cur­ricu­lum deliv­ered through busi­ness schools with prac­ti­cal case stud­ies and mentoring. 

Oth­er notable skills ini­tia­tives includ­ed a £126m boost for trainee­ships and high qual­i­ty work place­ments and an addi­tion­al £7m for a new portable appren­tice­ship scheme’, expect­ed to start next year to ben­e­fit sec­tors such as the media and cre­ative indus­tries where appren­tices can work across projects with dif­fer­ent employers.

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Whether you are look­ing to recruit appren­tices, train your exist­ing staff or address any skills gaps; we can work with you to devel­op what you need. Nav­i­gat­ing an ever-chang­ing skills fund­ing land­scape can be tough so let our team of advi­sors help. 

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  • 5th March 2021 (1:50 PM)
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