Apprenticeship announcement in Queen’s Speech

The first all-Conservative Queen’s Speech for two decades happened on Wednesday 27th May, which outlined plans for Apprenticeships and employment in the UK.

A “full employment and welfare benefits bill” will pledge 3 million new apprenticeships while also limiting benefits for under-21s, who will be required to earn or learn. The apprenticeships will be part-funded by reducing the cap on household benefits from £26,000 to £23,000.

The Queen said: “Legislation will be brought forward to help achieve full employment and provide more people with the security of a job. New duties will require my ministers to report annually on job creation and apprenticeships. Measures will also be introduced to reduce regulation on small businesses so they can create jobs.”