Autumn budget: LVSC update

LVSC has released its initial analysis of the autumn budget announced yesterday. Our view on apprenticeships and employment: As expected, apprenticeships featured heavily. Following the announcement in the summer budget of an employer levy to fund 3 million new apprenticeships, the Chancellor clarified this will amount to 0.5% of employer pay bills where the payroll [Read more]

Spending review: 2-minute guide, employment and skills headlines (not good news)

This week the Chancellor announced his spending plans for 2015-16. NCVO have produced a 2 minute guide to what the spending review means for charities and other voluntary organisations: Local government As predicted there will be a further 10% cash cuts, over and above the 33% real terms cuts made so far (see LGA for [Read more]