CIPP Think Tank considers the impact of proposals of The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Funding reform technical consultation

01 April 2014

Consultation lead:
Karen Thomson MSc FCIPP; Associate Director of Policy, Research and Strategic Visibility

Think Tank lead:
Samantha Mann MAAT, MCIPP Dip; CIPP Senior Policy & Research Officer & Advisory Service Manager 

Midland HR, Ruddington Hall, Ruddington, Nottingham, NG11 6LL. Business attire is expected.

Open to:
CIPP Full, Fellow and Student Members

The CIPP Policy & Research team believe that no knowledge is ever wasted and the CIPP think tanks look to take steps to ensure that the wealth of knowledge and experience that is held by Full, Fellow and Student members can be harnessed to the full.

Think Tank forums will take on a variety of shapes and sizes, some will see face to face meetings, some will find themselves the focus of social media and many will benefit from both.

This forum is a face to face event that will be looking specifically to focus on the key issues that arise for you as Payroll professionals as a result of the options proposed in the consultation document The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Funding Reform Technical Consultation which outlines two models for consideration as to the administration of Apprenticeship funding:

1. By using the PAYE system via real time submissions; and

2. By using a credit model, similar to that planned for the new childcare scheme.

As you might expect the Policy team will also produce an electronic survey to the wider membership and to the employer and payroll industry, and also, due to the potentially significant impact these proposals could have for the industry we will be looking to put together a joint survey with both the AAT and CIPD, for the purposes of this consultation.

This event however will give the Policy team, along with representatives from HMRC and BIS (Department of Business Innovation & Skills) an opportunity to hold an open discussion on the subject to aid the formal consultation response that the CIPP will make.

If you think your view is unimportant let me quote a little of the consultation introduction While the principles of the new funding system are firm, much still remains to be decided, both in terms of the detail underpinning the principles and the funding mechanism. Your views are vital therefore to ensure that we take every opportunity to get across our views and experiences of the impact of funding recovery via Real time submissions – which is one of the two models being proposed.

Initially and due to its location, Full, Fellow and Student members based in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester have been invited to this event, which will timetable as follows:

09.30 Registration

10.00 Discussion on consultation proposals and their impact on the workings of payroll and the employer

12.15 Share experiences of how the first year of RTI has concluded?

13:00 Conclude forum with lunch

To secure your place at this event please email us by no later than Friday 11 April 2014.