It’s getting on for two years since the Government introduced the Apprenticeship Levy – and it’s still not clear if most employers understand the system. In simple terms, the levy is a tax on the nation’s biggest employers aimed at raising some £3billion to fund 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. But it’s a tax directly aimed at encouraging businesses to support the training of their own apprentices to help develop the skills the country will need for the future.
You know the feeling. It’s Monday morning on a freezing cold winter’s day, the sun won’t come up for another two hours and you overdid it the night before. Time to pull a sickie. You might not know it, but so many people call in sick on the first Monday of February, it’s been dubbed National Sickie Day.