According to this article, the government is to review the apprenticeship levy to try to stimulate growth in apprenticeship starts including in the construction sector where starts have fallen by more than 10% since its introduction. This includes increasing the amount of levy-funds that can be transferred by an employer to other companies, from the current 10% to 25% from April 2019.

Also significant is the commitment to accelerating the development and introduction of new Apprenticeship Standards and switching off of all existing Frameworks by August 2020.