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Apprenticeship Levy system in London

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th March 2020.

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

What steps have you taken to review and improve the Apprenticeship Levy system in London?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I currently have no powers over the apprenticeship system in London, but as outlined in the Skills for Londoners: Call for Action, I am calling on government for devolution of apprenticeship powers and funding to improve how the system works for Londoners and London’s businesses.

In the meantime, we have invested £1.3m in three Apprenticeships for Londoners projects. These will help businesses make best use of the current apprenticeship levy system as designed by the government, and support them to create nearly 2,000 apprenticeships over three years. They will also provide valuable information as to the kind of support businesses need and how they can access it to inform future apprenticeship policy.