There has been a fair bit of low-level grumbling about the Apprenticeship Levy from the big beasts of UK plc.
Payable by any company with an annual wages bill of £3m+, the Apprenticeship Levy has joined Brexit as the go to excuse for a CEO offering a sticky profits warning to shareholders.
But many companies have embraced the the change; they are not just taking on apprentices, they have developed formal apprenticeship programmes and had their in-house programmes accredited as apprenticeship training providers.
These companies running in-house schemes feature on our new lists of Apprenticeship Levy Employers. With every apprentice contracted to spend 20% of their time in off-the-job training, these companies seem likely to spend their Apprenticeship Levy funds buying in training.