Three Million Careers: Making the Apprenticeship Levy Work

The Government has a target of three million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020, and is introducing an Apprenticeship Levy on the payroll of large employers to fund this increase and to encourage greater employer engagement with apprenticeships.

Concerns have been raised about whether there should be a delay to get the details right; adequacy of funding rates for 16-18 year olds and deprived areas; and the proposed funding caps, which allow lower prices to be negotiated.