Mayors call for combined action on apprenticeship levy
England's eight directly-elected mayors are combining together again to press the Government for greater devolution of powers and funding over skills.
In a joint statement, the mayors have requested their city regions to be given control of the Apprenticeship Levy funding which levy payers do not spend and further devolution of control of 16-19 skills policy.
They also want additional funding from the Government to improve the quality of apprenticeships and the training providers.
Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, said... For the full story register now for free or login below...