REC Training for Temps Campaign

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Apprenticeship Levy was introduced in April 2017 to fund new apprenticeships within the UK. The aim of this levy was to develop vocational skills, as well as increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships.

However, although the idea sounds promising the levy has been widely criticised over its lack of flexibility. REC has launched a campaign off the back of their survey findings that estimate levy-paying REC members have around £104 million in funding they have not been able to spend.

The main reason respondents reported being unable to spend their levy funds was lack of flexibility on training opportunities and having many workers on agency contracts.

REC’s ‘Training for Temps’ campaign aims to get the government to review the current system, and consider allowing the funds to be used on the temporary workforce to better benefit recruitment agencies or those on flexible contracts.

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