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TUC welcomes apprenticeship levy

The TUC has yestertday (Thursday) welcomed the introduction of an apprenticeship levy for large employers. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said:

“Young people were hit very hard by the Budget. However, one important silver lining is the introduction of a new apprenticeship levy for all large firms.

“The TUC has argued for decades for training levies and has consistently called on ministers to use levies to increase the number of apprenticeships in the UK.

“The government’s target of creating three million apprenticeships is also a welcome move. But it will be important that investment in these new places does not come at the expense of wider further education services and that quality is given as much focus as quantity.”

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk
  • Follow the TUC on Twitter: @tucnews

Contacts:

Media enquiries:

Alex Rossiter  T: 020 7467 1285  M: 07887 572130  E: arossiter@tuc.org.uk
Tim Nichols  T: 020 7467 1288  M: 07876 452902  E: tnichols@tuc.org.uk
Clare Santry  T: 020 7467 1372  M: 07717 531150  E: csantry@tuc.org.uk
Elly Gibson (Mon to Wed)  T: 020 7467 1337  M: 07900 910624  E: egibson@tuc.org.uk
Kay Atwal (Thur and Fri)  T: 020 7467 1385  M: 07941 547469  E: katwal@tuc.org.uk

 

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