Apprenticeship Grants to be reduced from August 2010.
At the meeting of the ConstructionSkills board it was decided, despite fierce opposition from the several trade organisations, to cut apprenticeship grants. Previously an employer could claim £9,820 over three years with the possibility of a 25% supplementary grant; this has now been reduced to £9000 over three years and the supplementary has been cut to 10%. This will go into effect as of 1st August 2010. Members should register apprentices before 1st August to receive the existing grant.
Contact your local office for instructions for the apprentice application and grant process for England and Wales and for Scotland.