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Like a bridge over troubled water, we laid down a plan

Why establishing separate companies can give colleges the flexibility to capitalise on the apprenticeship levy

The problem is all inside your head, she said to me/The answer is easy if you take it logically/I’d like to help you in your struggle to be free/There must be 50 ways to love the levy.

The lyrics above aren’t exactly as Paul Simon penned them. But they are the ones that I sing these days in my excitement about the apprenticeship levy.

They also have some resonance with the questions many of us are asking ourselves at the moment about how we can best address the commercial opportunities ahead. I don’t have all the answers. I can, though, tell you how we’re approaching the issue at North ...

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