§ Mr. Nicholls
In the first full year of employment training the Training Commission plans to spend around £800 million on training allowances of which some £190 million is for the lead over benefit and other allowances.
The Training Commission and training managers are also jointly funding a training bonus scheme. Trainees will receive a bonus for completing their action plan of three months or more and a higher bonus for achieving a vocational qualification or a credit towards one.
Training managers or practical training providers may also choose to give additional financial support to trainees.