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star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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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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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what support he is providing to businesses to help them take on an apprentice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Redditch remove filter
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Karen Lumley more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We are committed to 3 million apprenticeship starts during this parliament. Our priority is to work with employers to increase the number of apprenticeships they offer. The Government is investing £1.5 billion during the 2014/15 academic year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Apprenticeships are paid jobs with quality training. The Government currently fully funds apprenticeship training for 16 – 18 year olds and up to 50% of training for over 19s. In addition from April 2016 employers will not be required to pay employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices under 25 on earnings up to the upper earnings limit.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers (AGE) currently helps small businesses (with less than 50 employees) to take on up to 5 new young apprentices aged 16 – 24 by providing payments of £1,500 per apprentice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is introducing a UK-wide levy to help fund the increase in quantity and quality of apprenticeship training. The levy will raise money to fund increases in apprenticeship numbers and quality and will be entirely funded by the contributors.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T09:13:46.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T09:13:46.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karen Lumley more like this