Levy 2.0: Working towards Flexibility and Productivity

A joint in person event with CMI

The 2024 General Election potentially offers an opportunity to improve the apprenticeship levy system for its second decade, and focus on what really matters: not only upfront costs and qualifications, but outputs and impacts.

Many people have called for more flexibility in how the apprenticeship levy can be spent, but a flexible levy without additional funding means a loss of apprenticeships – and all the benefits they deliver to the UK economy.


At this event, expert speakers will discuss and debate how one approach can deliver a skills and training system. A system that addresses more skills mismatches without losing the rigour and quality that are essential to firm-level performance, regional economic growth, national productivity, and return on investment for all.

By attending this event you will:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the current apprenticeship levy.
  • Explore financial dynamics and potential reforms.
  • Develop strategies for workforce planning in a changing landscape.
  • Anticipate future challenges and opportunities.


  • Mark Cameron OBE – CEO, The 5% Club
  • Anthony Painter – Director of Policy and External Affairs, CMI
  • Rachel Sandby-Thomas CB – Registrar, University of Warwick and Member of the Labour Party’s Council of Skills Advisors
  • Louise Timperley- Apprenticeship Manager, The Co-op

Event Details

  • Date: Tuesday 23 January
  • Time: 4.45pm-6.30pm
  • Location: Chartered Management Institute 77 Kingsway London WC2B 6SR
  • A recording of the event is available below.