Skills minister Robert Halfon announces new incentives for apprenticeships
"Employers in England are being offered an extra £2,000 to take on teenagers, care leavers and those with special education needs as apprentices.
Under the plans, small businesses will be subsidised with 90% of the costs of providing apprenticeships.
Larger firms will be required to contribute 0.5% of their payroll to the new apprenticeships scheme from 2017....Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Robert Halfon said:
"We need to make sure people of all ages and backgrounds have a chance to get on in life. Apprenticeships give young people - especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds - a ladder of opportunity." - BBC