Small Business 'Key' to Apprentice Target
Mary Macleod visits Chiswick plumbing company
Mary Macleod MP says small businesses are key to reaching the 3 million apprentice target set by the government. The MP visited local businesses to see how taking on young people can help them benefit. She was accompanied by Treasury Minister, Andrea Leadsom MP.
Angela Lyons-Redman, founder of My Plumber Ltd which has Chiswick links, and winner of the 2013 Hounslow Business of the Year award, has taken on more than 8 apprentices since she started her business and plans to recruit another one this year.
Mary and Andrea met My Plumber’s current apprentice, local resident Ollie Robinson, who explained how much he has gained from the practical work as well as being able to extend his academic study at college.
The Prime Minister marked the 100 day point until the General Election, by unveiling a new pledge to pay for three million apprentices by lowering the benefit cap. A Conservative Government, he says, will make this happen in its first week by reducing the benefits cap by £3,000 - to £23,000.
February 2, 2015