Defence

The Apprenticeship Levy: it can work for everyone

Stock Image Apprentice Skills Training Workers Apprenticeship Levy
The Apprenticeship Levy, which came into force in April, obliges firms with wage bills in excess of £3m to pay 0.5% of that bill towards funding the creation of three-million new apprenticeships. It is not a popular measure, but Kate Maddison-Greenwell believes that if fully embraced, it can be beneficial for all.

Top five manufacturing myths busted

An effective Industrial Strategy must be comprehensive, be based on a genuine understanding of the needs of industry and be long term.
A national understanding and appreciation of all things manufacturing will never happen while widely-held and wholly incorrect perceptions of what industry looks like persist. Jonny Williamson busts the top five manufacturing myths.