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about 6 years ago by Jeanette Barrowcliffe

Meridian Joins Industry Leaders Call on George Osborne to Make Apprenticeship Levy Fair

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Meridian Business Support have joined the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and 15 other industry leaders to call for George Osborne to amend the apprenticeship levy to ensure it does not unfairly discriminate against temporary workers. 

The payroll tax requires employers to pay 0.5% of all their payroll expenses to fund the government’s commitment to deliver three million new apprenticeships. However, the REC and its members argue that recruiters’ payroll includes the wages they pay to temporary agency workers who do not work in the recruitment industry and are, due to the average length of their assignments, unlikely to ever qualify for a quality apprenticeship. 

Click here for more information and to see a copy of the letter sent to George Osborne.