SCTP has carried out its own analysis of the recently published Statistical First Release on Apprenticeship starts. Click here for a spreadsheet showing the starts figures for the combined quarters of 1 and 2 (August 2017-January 2018) by local authorities, districts & boroughs and parliamentary constituencies. There is a comparison with the same period for last year. Overall Sussex is mirroring the national trend of a 24% drop in starts year on year. For more detailed local analysis see here. This information has been sent to Local Authority and LEP colleagues and Sussex MPs.