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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04789: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 17 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government whether all the revenue raised by the Apprenticeship Levy will be invested in learning and training infrastructure and initiatives.

Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 30 November 2016

Ultimately, as with all areas of devolved responsibility, it will be for Scottish Ministers to decide how to use Levy funding as part of the wider Scottish block grant.

We have committed to developing a distinctly Scottish approach to apprenticeships and wider skills development and to drive closer engagement with industry in our efforts to enhance productivity and inclusive economic growth.

Following our recent consultation we are finalising plans for responding to the introduction of the UK Apprenticeship Levy as part of the forthcoming Scottish Budget.