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Apprenticeship numbers fall by 59% after levy imposed

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 23, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

There has been a big fall in the number of workers starting apprenticeships since the introduction of the government’s apprenticeship levy earlier this year. The levy was supposed to increase the number of people training at work. But according to Department for Education figures, in the last three months of the 2017 academic year, 48,000 [...]

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Missing Argentine submarine: ‘Explosion’ detected

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 23, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The ARA San Juan disappeared last Wednesday The Argentine navy says an event consistent with an explosion was recorded near where a submarine disappeared last week with 44 crew on board. An “abnormal, singular, short, violent, non-nuclear event” had been detected in the south Atlantic, a spokesman said. The information [...]

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Budget 2017: Stagnant earnings forecast ‘astonishing’

Posted by Warren Fyfe on November 23, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionUK set for long pay squeeze, says IFS director Paul Johnson The prediction that average UK earnings in 2022 could still be less than in 2008 is “astonishing”, according to an independent economic think tank. Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, added that the economic forecasts published in the Budget made [...]

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