The Autumn Statement is out, but what does this mean for employment and growth? The key points are as follows:
- Job seekers aged 18-21 without basic maths or English to be required to undertake training in these skills or lose benefits.
- Job centres will be given funding to support 16 and 17 year olds in finding apprenticeship or traineeship.
- HMRC will fund employers directly for apprenticeships with an extra 20,000 higher apprenticeships over next two years.
- An additional 30,000 student places will be offered next year, with the cap on student numbers abolished in 2015.