CIPD responds to Autumn Statement

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has responded positively to the Autumn Statement, welcoming efforts to encourage more employers to recruit and train younger workers.

Katerina Rüdiger, Head of Skills and Policy Campaigns at the CIPD, said: “Government action to hardwire employers into the Apprenticeship funding system, so they have greater ownership of training and can hold providers to account, is also a welcome move.

“Going forward, it is important that businesses take full advantage of these changes. Many employers are already strong supporters of Apprenticeships, and see them as an important long term investment, helping build the future capability of their workforce. Putting employers more clearly in the driving seat when it comes to the skills agenda should help to encourage more to make this leap.”