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Hudson welcomes Lords verdict on training provision

Hudson Contract has welcomed a hard-hitting new House of Lords report calling on the government to reform the Apprenticeship Levy, pre-16 education and the Construction Industry Training Board to address skills shortages. Chaired by former Tesco board director Baroness Neville-Rolfe, the Built Environment Committee took aim at the blockers making it more difficult to build …

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Kickstart and construction - success or failure

Was £1.9bn scheme a kickstart or kickstop for youth employment?

As part of the government’s Plan for Jobs launched during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Kickstart scheme went live in September 2020, targeting those aged 16-24 who are on Universal Credit and deemed at risk of long-term unemployment. The initiative had a budget of up to £1.9bn and aimed to create “hundreds of thousands” of high-quality …

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14,000 reasons why now is the right time to take on an apprentice

IS NOW THE RIGHT TIME TO TAKE ON AN APPRENTICE? WITH ALL THE FUNDING AVAILABLE, WE THINK IT IS… With all the uncertainty at the moment, you may not think this is the best time to expand your team and take on an apprentice. However, with up to £3,000 in government cash incentives available, and …

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