Autumn Statement November 2016

Philip Hammond’s Autumn statement contains some items of interest for adult learning:

1. The adult education budget and the Work and Health Programme will be devolved to London and Greater Manchester from 2019-20

2. National Minimum wage for Apprenticeships to rise to £3.50

3. The forthcoming Industrial Strategy will include plans to build on the country’s skills base

4. No assurances on Apprenticeships that a minimum fixed budget will be allocated to non-levy payers

5. There is a second reduction in the expected Apprenticeship levy yield of up to £200m by 2019-2020