Over 12,000 more retail apprenticeships could have been offered over the past year if the apprenticeship levy had been reformed, according to a survey by the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
The retail industry took on around 17,000 apprenticeships over the past year, meaning the levy reform could have boosted this by 70%.
The BRC said a more flexible system would “not cost the taxpayer a penny” but would boost apprenticeship numbers and open up additional training opportunities for people in retail.
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