Not good reading the below in todays press.
George Osbournes announced levy for apprenticeship schemes to start in April was largely well received by the industry. It is widely reported new incentives desperately need putting in place to bridge skill shortages and improve succession planning. In addition to foreign investment into these shores, this would be a real threat should we choose to leave at the end of the month.
Government plans to introduce an apprenticeship levy could be scrapped if the UK votes to leave the EU, the skills minister has said. Nick Boles said the new fund designed to help the government meet its target of three million new apprenticeships by 2020 could be dropped as a result of the economic impact a Brexit would have on the UK economy. Mr Boles said a vote to leave would likely lead to a recession, with business confidence taking a hit.