There is no doubt that the Apprenticeship Levy is a real asset to our sector, however the system needs additional reforms to meet its full potential. Given the world’s current circumstance, this is not the time for bureaucracy and delay, but the time for innovation and direct action. I hope that in the next coming months, as the world begins to reopen that the levy can begin to be reassessed and put to better and fairer use. If you are also concerned about the levy or feel that the current system is one that works well, then I’d be interested in hearing about your thoughts and experiences.
Safaraz Ali, June 2020