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Apprenticeship Levy under fire from employers

Employers and HR bodies have called for urgent reform of the Apprenticeship Levy. Some critics say the current system is inflexible and inaccessible, while others complain it benefits people that are already in management positions.

Tesco’s Chief Executive Ken Murphy has been particularly scathing of the scheme, which affects all large employers - including umbrella companies. 

editor | 24 May 2013
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Paymatters, along with all other APSCo approved umbrella company suppliers, were contacted this week following a concern that had been raised to APSCo by an organisation expressing concern that some umbrella companies are competing or preparing to compete with recruitment agencies by providing services that recruitment agencies offer, including HR and direct placement services, to others in the supply chain". Miles Grady ACA BA Econ (Hons) , Finance Director at PayMatters, was able to confirm that PayMatters do not have any plans to compete with our agencies. Quite simply, we consider our agencies to be our business partners and we rely upon them to provide contractors to us. Competing with them would not make sense!