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17 Aug 2016

Apprenticeship Levy

The way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing.

All employers with a salary bill of over £3 million each year will need to make an investment in apprenticeships. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. The government has released a guidance document on how the apprenticeship levy will work. They have stated that further guidance documents will be published in October and December of this year.

For your information the levy will be introduced on 6 April 2017 and the principles of the apprenticeship funding will operate from 1 May 2017.

The Department of Education has released proposals for apprenticeship funding in England. They are inviting responses to the proposals by way of survey with a response deadline of 5 September 2016. Please read the proposals and/or complete the survey here.

7 Mar 2017 Employment

Gender pay gap reporting 

In April 2017, employers with more than 250 employees will have to report how large their pay gap is between males and females.

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12 Jan 2017 Employment

Employment - update January 2017

Draft regulations have been published on salary sacrifice provisions

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2 Dec 2016 Employment

Employment law - update December 2016

Pensions - auto enrolment, New statutory guidance on induction of newly qualified teachers (NQTs), Risk Assessment guidance from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), Time to Change, Updates to Tier 2, Apprenticeship Levy

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28 Nov 2016 Employment

Employment law - update November 2016

Changes in force from November 2016.

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17 Aug 2016 Employment

Carter review of Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

As you may be aware there was a review of ITT carried out by Sir Andrew Carter in January 2015.

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1 May 2015

An Employer’s Guide to Right to Work Checks

Home Office document on an employer’s guide to right to work checks.