Fylde MP’s question reveals doubled apprenticeship spending

The Government says it has doubled the spend on apprenticepships, and will invest more than £2bn in the next academic year.

The figures were revealed following a written question in Parliament by Fylde MP Mark Menzies.

He wrote to the Secretary of State for Education, asking: “…how much the Government plans to spend on apprenticeships in the 2017-18 academic year?”

Minister for Schools Robert Halfon told him: “We are committed to growing the quality and number of apprenticeships so that even more people have the opportunity to get on in life.

“That’s why in the 2017-18 academic year, we are making available over £2bn for apprenticeships.

“We are doubling the annual level of spending on apprenticeships between 2010-11 and 2019-20 in cash terms to £2.5bn.”

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