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Employers' behavioural reaction to the apprenticeship levy

IER - in conjunction with IFF Research – undertook this study, on behalf of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, looking at likely employer responses to the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. The research was led by Dr. Lynn Gambin, a vocational education and training (VET) expert, in conjunction with Terence Hogarth. The introduction of the Levy is one of the major innovations in VET policy over recent decades. The study built upon Gambin and Hogarth’s substantial programme of work which has assessed how employers view the risk of investing in VET.


October 2016 Lynn Gambin, Terence Hogarth, Mark Winterbotham, Jessica Huntley-Hewitt, Libby Eastwood, David Vivian – IFF Research and IER

The apprenticeship levy: how will employers respond?
Research report

Project Team:

Terence Hogarth - Principal Investigator

Lynn Gambin

Project partner:


Project Duration:

January 2016 - July 2016

Project Funder:

Business for Innovation & Skills