Is the fall in apprenticeship starts the beginning of a downward spiral, or just a temporary dip?

With over six months since the apprenticeship levy was introduced, the considerable fall in apprenticeship starts - 61% between May and July 2017 in comparison to the same period last year – has been a hot topic in the national press this month, and is still up for much debate.

The CBI reportedly condemned the plummeting figures and state that, while businesses continue to believe in apprenticeships, there can be no argument now that a reform of the levy system is needed.