Today, the government published proposals for a new funding model for apprenticeships and further details on the apprenticeship levy. Under the plans for the levy, the government has proposed that employers that are too small to pay the levy, will have 90% of the costs of training paid for by the government.

Extra support, worth £2,000 per trainee, will also be available for employers and training providers that take on 16 to 18-year-old apprentices or young care leavers. Employers with fewer than 50 employees will also have 100% of training costs paid for by government if they take on these apprentices.

To download the proposal documents and take part in a survey, click here.