The number of people starting apprenticeships has fallen by 59 per cent since the launch of a tax aimed at forcing businesses to invest more in training.
A total of 48,000 began an apprenticeship in the past three months, compared with 117,800 for the same period last year, Department for Education figures show.
Let’s have a policy to increase apprenticeships. The result is a decrease in apprenticeships.
Well done there, well one.