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star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are putting in place to increase the proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises which take on apprentices. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL2918 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-01more like thismore than 2014-12-01
star this property answer text <p>The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers provides £1,500 to help smaller employers recruit a new apprentice aged 16 to 24. We have made £170m additional funding available over 2014-16 financial years to fund over 100,000 additional incentive payments. Provisional figures show that between Feb 2012 and July 2014 there were 95,200 apprenticeship starts for which a payment was made through the AGE Grant. A further 8,200 were in the pipeline (started but not yet paid).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Apprenticeship reforms are putting employers in the lead of designing apprenticeships, making it easier and more attractive for them to offer more in the future. Funding reforms will also provide a financial incentive to support smaller businesses taking on an apprentice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-12-01T12:03:03.337Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-01T12:03:03.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to change the eligibility criteria for young people who wish to undertake apprenticeships, but have prior academic qualifications such as A-levels. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL3181 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Having prior academic qualifications does not preclude a young person being eligible to do an apprenticeship. There are therefore no plans to change the eligibility criteria.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Full details of the funding rules can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-funding-rules" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sfa-funding-rules</a> and cover both the current apprenticeship programme and for the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standards</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-12-03T16:11:28.787Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T16:11:28.787Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-10more like thismore than 2014-12-10
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Construction: Recruitment more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the levels of employment in the construction industry, what plans they have to enhance opportunities for school leavers intending to enter the construction industry. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL3603 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-29more like thismore than 2014-12-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to driving up apprenticeship opportunities for young people in the construction sector. New industry designed apprenticeships and employer led training will give construction firms, both large and small, the power to develop the workforce they need. Significant funding and support is available to employers through the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE), through support from the Construction Industry Training Board, and from April 2016 employers will no longer be required to pay employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices under the age of 25 on earnings up to the upper earnings limit.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On 10 December the Government announced the creation of a new careers and enterprise company for schools to transform the provision of careers education and advice for young people and inspire them about the opportunities offered by the world of work. Separately, the Construction Leadership Council is examining the image of the sector and looking at the barriers to providing young people with work experience and developing an understanding of the opportunities in the construction industry.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2014-12-29T17:01:35.827Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-29T17:01:35.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading British Council more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have plans to raise awareness of the work of the British Council, and the Erasmus+ scheme. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL3769 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
star this property answer text <p>The National Agency (a consortium of the British Council and Ecorys UK) deliver the Erasmus+ programme in the UK. The National Agency has a communications team that is dedicated to raising awareness of the Erasmus+ programme. The UK Government does not duplicate this work.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2015-01-06T15:42:38.707Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-06T15:42:38.707Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-14more like thismore than 2015-01-14
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Training more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what future plans they have to increase the provisions for free training linked to the Employer Skills Fund to eligible small and medium-sized businesses. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL4140 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The Employer Skills Fund is a project run in the Liverpool City Region under a consortium led by Wirral Metropolitan College co-funded by the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund. Support will come to an end on 31 July 2015 when the current European Structural and Innovation Funds programme expires.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The new European Structural and Innovation Funds programme which will run to 2020 is currently being finalised. The Skills Funding Agency is working with Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership to determine whether any programmes similar to the Employer Skills Fund will be established depending on local priorities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More generally, we are reforming the skills system so that it is increasingly responsive to local communities and businesses. Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), through initiatives such as City Deals and Local Growth Deals, have increasing influence over the delivery of skills that support the priorities described in their Strategic Economic Plans. This includes LEPs taking the lead role in determining the use of European Social Fund allocations in the next round (2014-2020).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2015-01-26T12:45:29.507Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T12:45:29.507Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading New Businesses: Apprentices more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to link the Start Up Loan initiative for small businesses with local apprenticeship schemes. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL4538 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no direct links between apprenticeship schemes and Start Up Loans. However, the Start Up Loans Company (SULCo) is working to build links with local apprenticeship programmes through engagement with the Local Enterprise Partnerships. In addition, SULCo are also mapping existing activity on the ground through its Delivery Partner network.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2015-02-09T12:17:52.083Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T12:17:52.083Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Freedom of Expression more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to encourage student unions fully to support freedom of expression on university campuses. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL4669 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-17more like thismore than 2015-02-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government fully supports freedom of expression on university campuses.</p><p> </p><p>The Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill currently before Parliament proposes new measures to reduce the risk of terrorism; these measures, if agreed, will in turn reduce the threat terrorism poses to freedom of speech in universities and elsewhere. <em> </em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We encourage Student Unions to actively support freedom of expression on campus. The Government works with the National Union of Students and supports them in tackling those who promote hatred, discrimination or intolerance based on gender, faith or race to ensure that campuses are safe, welcoming environments where free debate and discussion can take place.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2015-02-17T16:24:16.537Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-17T16:24:16.537Z
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Education more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures they are putting in place to support the creation of enterprise societies in education institutions throughout the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL4682 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>Since 2011, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has funded the National Association of College and University Entrepreneurs (NACUE) to develop more student-led and sustainable enterprise societies and activity across the HE and FE sectors. We do this so that more people are equipped with the skills and ambition they need to succeed in business. There are some excellent examples of students across college and university disciplines coming together to share their ideas and start businesses. Since 2011, NACUE has expanded the number of enterprise societies from 59 to 204.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2015-02-13T15:35:08.2Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:35:08.2Z
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star this property date less than 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Further Education: Degrees more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the increase in the number of young people choosing to study for degrees at further education colleges as opposed to traditional universities. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL4683 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-17more like thismore than 2015-02-17
star this property answer text <p>An assessment of trends in entry to first degree courses at different types of Higher Education provider was included in the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s report “<em>Higher education in England 2014: Analysis of latest shifts and trends</em>”. The report is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/heinengland/2014report/HEinEngland_2014.pdf" target="_blank"><em>http://www.hefce.ac.uk/media/hefce/content/heinengland/2014report/HEinEngland_2014.pdf</em></a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2015-02-17T16:14:03.547Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-17T16:14:03.547Z
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star this property date less than 2015-02-26more like thismore than 2015-02-26
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Regional Planning and Development: North West more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the £330 million investment in the North East Growth Deal, what plans they have to increase the North West Fund; and what plans they have to increase the proportion of capital available to the Merseyside region. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
unstar this property uin HL5252 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-17more like thismore than 2015-03-17
star this property answer text <p>A total of £1.25bn has been secured by the five LEPs (Local Enterprise Partnerships) in the North West – Liverpool City Region, Cheshire and Warrington, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria – from the Government’s Local Growth Fund. As part of this, Liverpool City Region secured £232.2 million in July 2014 and a further £31.6 million through the expansion to Growth Deals in January 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The North West Fund is an ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) Financial Engineering Instrument which can invest £155 million into SMEs across the North West, including Merseyside, until 31<sup>st</sup> December 2015. 50% of the fund is public sector resources coming from the ERDF programme (£77.5 million) and 50% from the private sector (a further £77.5 million). This will provide loan and equity investments to SMEs in the North West.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As of December 2014 the fund had invested £111.18 million in capital funding across the North West, of which £36.8 million had been invested to support SMEs in Merseyside. There is sufficient residual funding within the North West Fund to support the capital investment in Merseyside which has already been identified by local partners for the remainder of 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is currently working with LEPs to develop the 2014-20 ERDF Programme; we anticipate the Operational Programme will receive approval by the European Commission in June 2015. In anticipation of this approval, we are aware that the Liverpool City Region is proposing from its nominal allocation to invest £12.5 million into an Access to Finance Financial Instrument, and £24 million into an Urban Development &amp; Energy Efficiency (non –domestic) Financial Instrument.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe remove filter
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less than 2015-03-17T16:28:30.623Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-17T16:28:30.623Z
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