Whyy Change to host Apprenticeship Levy Networking Event

7th June 2018

Apprenticeship Levy Confusion We have read so much negativity surrounding the levy and the truth is most of this is ill informed, close minded and lazy journalism/opinion.

What is so hard to grasp that if your wage bill is over £3 million you have to pay just 0.5% of that on apprenticeship training? If the word apprenticeship was taken out suddenly everything would be fine as 'employers would be in the driving seat', apparently The 20% Myth Manufacturing Organisation EEF state in their report 'A Levy Price to Pay' that 2 in 5 organisations could not meet the 20% off the job requirement. Is it so bad that apprentices must be off the job to learn key skills to do a better job? If staff are not skilled enough, why would you expect them to get better without training? That is like expecting your child to become a professional footballer with no training. Madness. Let's not forget the 20% rule does not specify in a classroom, off site. The 20% simply means not doing their day to day job, they can still undertake value adding activities. Do we Don't we? EEF also state in their report that 1 in 5 Manufacturers struggled to work out if they paid the Levy Citing multiple companies as the reason. I am almost certain these same organisations do not struggle to be tax efficient, so this is a lazy reason. Another issue was that they struggled to find a college or provider that delivered a standard that suited their needs. Well, continue to go to colleges who lack the flexibility to deliver tailored programmes and this is the outcome. What are we doing about it? We will be hosting a networking event on June 20th. This is an opportunity for an open discussion to demystify some of the confusion surrounding the Levy, and also to speak with other people who deal with the Levy, as well as providers. Book here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/apprenticeship-levy-a-no-holds-barred-forum-tickets-45640546102. We look forward to hosting you. Please visit our Website whyychange.com.

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