AELP has submitted a pre-Budget submission to the Treasury in advance of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget on 22 November. It is a shorter submission than the one sent in for the Budget earlier in the year because it reminds officials that some of the matters raised the first time still apply. The new one focuses on four main calls, namely:
- a greater and sustained commitment to the outcome-effective Traineeship programme
- equitable funding for additional English and maths provision within an apprenticeship programme
- an open debate on how non-levy apprenticeships should be funded after April 2019
- full commissioning of the Adult Education Budget as a means of reskilling adults for sustainable employment post-Brexit.