Date lodged: 11 October 2016
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answers to questions S5O-00104 and S5O-00193 by Jamie Hepburn on 7 September (Official Report, c. 15) and 28 September 2016 respectively, whether the independent analysis of the responses to its consultation of the Apprenticeship Levy has been completed and, if not, by what date it expects this to be finalised; whether it will publish the findings of the analysis, and when it would then publish guidance on implementing the levy.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 25 October 2016
The consultation undertaken by the Scottish Government closed on 26 August and independent analysis of the near 400 responses has concluded. A report of the findings will be published shortly and will inform our response in Scotland, which we will look to provide as quickly as we can.