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The new apprenticeship levy will push schools beyond breaking point

It is particularly unfair on schools that are local authority maintained

By Valentine Mulholland  

David Cameron, who visit to Kingsmead School in Enfield, London.

In August 2015, David Cameron pledged to deliver three million new apprenticeships by 2020: an extremely ambitious target with very little funding available to support it. Almost inevitably, therefore, a policy tool was developed to ensure that employers would fund these apprenticeships through a new tax: the apprenticeship levy.

From May 2017, all employers with…

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