Apprenticeship numbers fall by 59% after levy imposed

28 November 2017

The Department for Education has reportedly said that it expected there would be an initial drop-off in the number of people starting apprenticeships following the introduction of the levy.

However employers paying the levy have 24 months to spend funds earmarked for apprenticeships, so they are taking time to formulate new schemes.

BBC News has reported that according to Department for Education figures, at the end of this academic year, between May and July, 48,000 people began an apprenticeship. That was less than half the 117,000 for the same period last year.

Read the full press release from BBC News.