Policy News Journal - 2014-15

“Apprenticeships are at the heart of the Government’s drive to equip people with the skills employers want and need. We want it to become the new norm for people to choose between an apprenticeship or University as equally prestigious routes to a great career. That is why it’s so encouraging to see even more excellent apprenticeship opportunities available across the country.”

To find out more about apprenticeships, see the original news item on GOV.UK .

CIPP comment

Readers may wish to take a fresh look at the opportunities available through the CIPP payroll apprenticeship scheme .

Apprenticeship funding; a sigh of relief?

19 March 2015

According to section 1.180 the government intend to introduce an apprenticeship voucher. Does this mean not through PAYE?

Now the policy team are making their way through the 100 plus pages of the Budget 2015 document , some really, really good news has come to light. According to section 1.180 the government intend to introduce an apprenticeship voucher. It says the new mechanism will be developed and tested with employers and providers and be ready for a 2017 implementation date. It says employers and government will make cash contributions towards the training; thus implying it will not be via PAYE and therefore RTI; Success.

The CIPP would like to thank BIS for listening to its stakeholders.

Attachment of Earnings

CIPP survey on readiness to action Direct Earnings Attachments

10 April 2014

Are you aware that the issue of Direct Earnings Attachments came into force on 1 April 2014?

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 allows the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to ask you, as an employer, to make deductions directly from a customer's earnings. They will do this by asking you to operate a Direct Earnings Attachment (DEA). They do not have to go through the civil courts to do this, unlike the Attachment of Earnings Order (AOE) process, for example. A DEA has its own regulations and operates differently from other orders such as Deduction from Earnings Order (DEO), Attachment of Earnings Order (AEO) and Council Tax Attachment of Earnings Order (CTAEO). A DEA does not replace any of these other orders and in some circumstances employers may receive requests to implement deductions for multiple orders for the same employee.

Local Authorities, who can recover monies resulting from Housing Benefit overpayments,

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