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Aprils Government News

BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) Employers of young apprentices will no longer pay National Insurance contributions: Employer National Insurance contributions for apprentices aged under 25 years have been abolished. Further details at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/employers-of-young-apprentices-will-no-longer-pay-national-insurance-contributions Further education reform: update for colleges and training providers, March 2016: Nick Boles, Minister for Skills, wrote to all colleges…
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Apprenticeship Minimum Wage Increase from 01st October 2016

The national minimum wage rate for apprentices will increase from £3.30 to £3.40 from October 1. The announcement was made by Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, in a written statement to parliament this morning, the first day on National Apprenticeship Week 2016. He explained that the Low Pay Commission’s 2016…
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2016 Employer Guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships

The business benefits  The benefits of apprenticeships and traineeships are becoming increasingly obvious to more and more businesses. It’s a fact that apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term development. According to the British Chambers of Commerce, most employ an apprentice to improve the skills base within their business. With the expansion of higher and degree apprenticeships…
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National Living Wage Comes Into Effect on 1st April 2016

From 1st April 2016 employers will legally have to pay the National Living Wage (NLW) of £7.20 per hour to workers aged 25 and over. The government is committed to increasing this figure every year. Workers aged 25 and over, who are not in the first year of an apprenticeship, will be entitled to the…
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