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Apprenticeship starts continue to plummet.

Apprenticeship starts continue to plummet.

The drop in apprenticeship starts since the introduction of the levy is getting even more severe, the latest government statistics reveal.

In February 2018 there were 21,800 apprenticeship starts – down by 40 per cent from the 36,400 starts in February 2017 reported at this point last year.

The drop is even more pronounced than that reported in January, when the decline in starts stood at 31 per cent.

Overall, there were 232,700 apprenticeship starts between August 2017 and February 2018 – down by 25 per cent from the equivalent period in 2016-17.

The figures are provisional, with the final data due to be published in November.

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