Employers' behavioural responses to the introduction of an apprenticeship levy in England: an ex ante assessment


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Author: Gambin, Lynn; Hogarth, Terence


An apprenticeship levy was introduced in England in 2017 to help the government meet its target of 3 million apprenticeships between 2015 and 2020. Training levies have been, until recently, something of an anathema in public policy circles in England with most having been abolished by the mid-1980s as the government moved towards creating a flexible, de-regulated labour market. So why would an apprenticeship levy now produce better results? In this paper, we analyse in-depth employer interviews carried out in 2016 to identify possible impacts of the levy on businesses' approaches to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Industry; Finance; Policy; Participation

Keywords: Training levy; Employers; Attitude; Organisation behaviour; Training investment; Labour demand; Recruitment; Policy analysis

Geographic subjects: England; Great Britain; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Taylor and Francis, 2021

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Journal volume: 73

Journal number: 3

Journal date: September 2021

Pages: pp. 476-501

ISSN: 1363-6820, 1747-5090 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 147.321

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