The Sub-Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy publishes its Second Report of Session 2016-17, Apprenticeships (HC 206), at 00.01am on Friday 31 March 2017.
The Sub-Committee, formed of Members from the Education and Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committees, began this inquiry in February 2016, to examine the Government’s proposed changes to the apprenticeship system, including the Apprenticeship Levy, the Institute for Apprenticeships, and the target of 3 million apprentices by 2020.
During the course of its inquiry the Sub-Committee heard from apprenticeship training providers, academics and business organisations, as well as the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills. It also held a seminar with young people on apprenticeship programmes.
Embargoed copies and media inquiries
Embargoed electronic copies of the report can be provided upon request to Government departments, oral evidence witnesses, and the media from Thursday 30 March. Requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All media inquiries should be addressed to Alex Gore – email@example.com, 020 7219 3656.
The report can be viewed on the publications page of the Committee's website from 00.01am on Friday 31 March 2017, and is also available from the Houses of Parliament Shop (020 7219 3890).
Committee membership and purpose
The Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy was set up in December 2015 to bring together Members from the Education Committee and the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee to examine issues around education and skills, and how they impact upon business and the economy. The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee became the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee after Government changes in October 2016.