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Updated guidance from the Department for Education on apprenticeships during the Coronavirus crisis has been published and contains a number of announcements relating to employment arrangements for apprentices.
These updates include confirmation that:
Full details of these updates can be read here.
The announcements come shortly after the Chancellor announced additional funding for apprenticeships at the Summer Economic Update on Wednesday 8 July 2020.
The apprenticeships funding will provide £2,000 to employers in England for every apprentice hired under the age of 25 and £1,500 for each newly-hired apprentice aged 25 or older.
The new funding is in addition to schemes already in place to support employers in taking on apprentices.