We welcome the announcement in today’s Autumn Budget of a further increase in the Minimum Wage rates for apprentices. The new minimum level will be £3.90 per hour from April 2019 and applies those aged 16-18 and those aged 19+ in the first year of their apprenticeship. Anything that puts more pounds in apprentices’ pockets is ok by us!!
We also like the news that employer contributions towards apprenticeship training is to be cut from 10% to 5%. This will be welcomed by the employers that we work with, for sure.