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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-10-29more like thismore than 2019-10-29
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Department for Education more like this
answering dept id 60 more like this
answering dept short name Education more like this
answering dept sort name Education more like this
hansard heading Apprentices: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the October 2019 report Learning and Work Institute report, Bridging the Gap: next steps for the apprenticeship levy, which has found that the levy fund could be overspent by £1 billion in the next year. more like this
tabling member constituency Motherwell and Wishaw remove filter
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Marion Fellows more like this
uin 7174 more like this
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-11-04more like thismore than 2019-11-04
answer text <p>The apprenticeship levy is collected by HM Revenue and Customs from all UK employers with a pay bill above £3 million. Separately, HM Treasury sets the Department for Education a fixed, annual budget for apprenticeships in England. This budget is distinct from the levy and is used to fund new apprenticeship starts for both levy and non-levy paying employers, and must also cover the ongoing costs of apprentices already in training<em>. </em></p><p> </p><p>We welcome employers designing higher-level apprenticeships which are longer and require more off-the-job training. However, we are conscious that this will increase costs in the longer-term. In 2019-20, funding available for investment in apprenticeships in England is over £2.5 billion and we expect to remain within budget this financial year. The recent spending settlement has set the department’s budget for 2020-21. We keep apprenticeships funding policy under review to ensure that apprenticeships continue to be affordable and offer value for money for the taxpayer. We will consider how apprenticeships can continue to meet the changing needs of employers as part of the forthcoming Spending Review.</p>
answering member constituency Chippenham more like this
answering member printed Michelle Donelan remove filter
question first answered
less than 2019-11-04T16:39:56.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-04T16:39:56.947Z
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label Biography information for Michelle Donelan more like this
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label Biography information for Marion Fellows more like this