Announcements in the Budget include:

  • Apprenticeship vouchers: Government is putting employers in control of the funding for apprenticeships by introducing an Apprenticeship Voucher for the Government contribution to apprenticeship funding. The Voucher offers a simple to use approach for employers
  • Support for postgraduate research: a package of support for postgraduate research, including a review of how to broaden and strengthen support, building on partnerships with industry and charities, and income contingent loans of up to £25,000