Wirral Business News Issue Fourteen - Page 2


To ensure that we are building the right future for our

young generation Wirral Chamber of Commerce and

Progress to Excellence Ltd has joined forces to offer

companies the opportunity to utilise any underspend

they have in the Apprentceship Levy.

What may not be clear to many oganisations is that by

April 2019, if businesses have not spent all of their

respective Apprenticeship Levy any funding unspent will be

returned to Central Government.

We have designed an alternative so that not all of the

money will need to be returned to Government, and that 10% of what is left of the Levy can be kept on Wirral for the benefit of Wirral companies.


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Paula Basnett, CEO of Wirral Chamber of Commerce

Commenting on the latest votes in Parliament on Brexit, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Another day lost while the clock is ticking. Government and parliament are still going round in circles when businesses and the public urgently need answers. The real-world result of Westminster’s interminable wrangling is market uncertainty, stockpiling, and the diversion of staff, money and investment. For every big-ticket business announcing high-profile Brexit-related decisions, there are many more quietly making the changes they need in order to safeguard their operations in the event of a disorderly Brexit.

The net result of this displacement activity and uncertainty is slow but very real damage to the UK economy. A messy and disorderly Brexit on 29th March would cause widespread damage to businesses and communities across the country. Neither Government nor many businesses are ready for a no-deal exit in two months’ time, and it must not be allowed to happen by default.”.

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British Chambers of Commerce comments on Brexit Update