Canlyniadau 101–120 o 2998 ar gyfer speaker:Nicholas Boles

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Employment: Young People (14 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The result of the EU referendum has raised many questions, for all our stakeholders and citizens. However, nothing changes in the immediate term. We will continue taking forward the important legislation that we set before Parliament in the Queen’s Speech, including the Higher Education and Research Bill. We will also continue with our further education reform programme. On Friday 8 July we...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Adult Education (14 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is only able to provide information on overall funding made available for adult learning provision. It does not hold information on learners who pay for provision.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Further Education: Greater Manchester (14 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Area reviews are about ensuring post 16 institutions are in the best state possible to meet the economic and educational needs of their areas and financially resilient for the long term. Colleges will be able to invest any savings created through implementation of area review recommendations in improved front line services, including better delivery of apprenticeships and higher level skills....

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Taxation (12 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: An impact note on the apprenticeship levy is available online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-le vy/apprenticeship-levy. The levy will apply to all employers in all sectors with a paybill above £3million with no exceptions. The Government will support all employers in using the levy funds to invest in apprenticeships and the Department for Business Innovation...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Education: Post-16 Skills Plan (11 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: As a country, one of the most important challenges we face is reforming the skills system. Such reform is crucial if we are to ensure our country’s future prosperity and improve the life chances of millions of people. We have a critical need for highly skilled people, trained effectively, to grow the economy and raise productivity. Weaknesses in the UK’s skills base have contributed to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Skilled Workers: Recruitment ( 7 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government is committed to ensuring that the UK remains open for business and continues to grow and thrive. On the domestic front we’re investing in boosting the skills of the workforce by increasing the quality and quantity of apprenticeships in England, to reach a commitment of 3 million new apprenticeship starts by 2020. An apprenticeship levy will be introduced from April 2017 to...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Work Experience ( 5 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: We want young people to have opportunities to engage with employers and the world of work throughout their education. This should be an age appropriate approach which begins with work discovery activities in primary school. We recognise that older children will benefit from an increasing range of employer interventions including inspiring talks, mentoring and work experience. That is why the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Work Experience ( 4 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government has no current plans to quantify the number of paid and unpaid interns. There is no legal definition of an intern, but all those who qualify as ‘workers’ are entitled to the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Work Experience ( 4 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government has no plans to create a legal or standard definition of an internship. Depending on the reality of the employment relationship an intern could be classed as a worker, an employee or a volunteer.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Special Educational Needs ( 4 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Supported internships offer young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities a clear pathway into employment, including apprenticeships, by equipping them with the skills they need for work. Since September 2013, all qualified post-16 education providers in England can deliver supported internships. To encourage employers to hire apprentices, the Government funds apprenticeship...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Graduates ( 4 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Currently the apprenticeship funding rules allow a university graduate to take an apprenticeship standard at a higher level than their current qualification. Further detail on the proposed funding rules that will apply from 2017-18 will be published shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Young People: Minimum Wage ( 4 Gor 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The priority for younger workers is to secure work and gain experience so that they can compete in the labour market. The wages of younger workers will continue to be underpinned by the National Minimum Wage as recommended by the Low Pay Commission at the highest possible level without costing jobs. Earlier this year the Government accepted the Low Pay Commission’s recommendations to...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Packaging: Electronic Equipment (29 Meh 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government concluded its review of the enforcement provisions of the Consumer Protection against Unfair Trading Regulations (2008) in respect of copycat packaging in October 2015, and the Minister of State for Skills discussed the review with the British Brands Group the following month. The Intellectual Property Office have subsequently been working with industry stakeholders to deliver...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Consumer Protection Measures in the Ticket Resale Market Review (29 Meh 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government will publish its response to Professor Waterson’s independent review in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Pay (29 Meh 2016)

Nicholas Boles: This is a complicated issue and we are considering the most appropriate way to ensure more transparency.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (29 Meh 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government will help employers who are not paying the levy to meet the costs of apprenticeships training by providing generous financial support. We will ask these employers to make a small contribution. Further detail on funding rates will be published shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (29 Meh 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Details of the proportions of employers who paid fees to a provider can be found in The Apprenticeships Evaluation: Employer Survey 20151. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills does not hold information on the financial contributions paid by employers. 1https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeships- evaluation-employer-survey-2015

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices (29 Meh 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government has spent the following amounts on TV media to advertise apprenticeships in the financial years since 2006. These costs are exclusive of VAT. 2006/7 £0 2007/8 £0 2008/9 £2,764,557 2009/10 £0 2010/11 £0 2011/12 £0 2012/13 £0 2013/14 £0 2014/15 £927,287 2015/16 £0 2016/17 £1,499,997 (spend to 23 June 2016)

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Apprentices: Taxation (29 Meh 2016)

Nicholas Boles: Where an employer has spent all of their levy contributions and 10% top-up, and wishes to spend more on additional apprenticeship training, they will be required to make a cash contribution towards the cost. The Government will provide generous support to help meet the additional training costs. Further detail on funding rates will be published shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Living Wage (29 Meh 2016)

Nicholas Boles: The Government’s ambition is for the National Living Wage to reach 60% of median earnings by 2020 – which would currently be around £9 per hour. The Government has asked the Low Pay Commission to recommend the National Living Wage rate going forward.


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