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Theodore Agnew
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<p>We introduced our reforms to put quality at the heart of the apprenticeships programme and to increase employer investment and engagement in training their workforces for the future. We continue to keep apprenticeships policy under constant review through regular contact with employers, providers, apprentices, end-point assessment organisations, external quality assurance providers and the Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA).</p><p>As a result of this engagement, we have made changes to make sure that apprentice training and funding are accessible. These changes include increasing the amount of funds that levy-paying employers can transfer to other employers, from April 2019, from 10% to 25%. There are now over 380 apprenticeship standards approved in all sectors of the economy, and more are underway.</p><p>We are providing extra funding for the IfA to introduce new standards. We are also updating existing ones so that more courses can be offered, meaning that there will be more choice for those considering their training options. Employers can access quality training through one of the many providers on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). Following a review of the operation of the RoATP, we announced changes on 26 November which were designed to strengthen the application process and to raise the bar for entry.</p><p>As my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced in his speech during the budget in October, we are additionally seeking views from a range of employers on the impact of the apprenticeship levy to date and the operation of the levy after 2020. As part of this work, we are holding a number of roundtables across the country with a cross-section of employers and training providers.</p>
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