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Fresh data reveals the folly of apprentice levy

Mar 04, 2019 - City A.M.

TODAY is the start of National Apprenticeship Week, an event that should celebrate the endeavours of ambitious young adults across the country. Unfortunately, however, it is impossible to mark the occasion without noting the disaster that the government's Apprenticeship Levy has become. The tax was launched with the supposed intention of lifting the number of apprenticeships to 3m by next year, a target it will almost certainly miss by an embarrassing degree.

Indeed, the number of places ...