Ruth Canham-James

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Yes, delivering more hours does solve a number of th...

Yes, delivering more hours does solve a number of these, but the guidance shouldn't be this unclear. The main reason we don't plan much more than 6 hours is because many employers don't want it! Th...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Ben Bullers If there's 10% RPL, your band maximum is...

Ben Bullers If there's 10% RPL, your band maximum is reduced by 5%. If you would have charged band max anyway, the practical implication is that you reduce your total price by 5%. See examples here...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

It gets better, the same person just doubled down on...

It gets better, the same person just doubled down on the exemption applying to small employers: We continue to support SMEs recruit the next generation of talent by paying 95% of their training co...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

I asked the Apprenticeship Service today whether we ...

I asked the Apprenticeship Service today whether we still need to record SEM when it's not relevant to whether they are exempt from the 5%. They replied: meaning that if the apprentice is at the a...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Helen Bryant Not yet. I don't expect a quick reply, ...

Helen Bryant Not yet. I don't expect a quick reply, it's a real head scratcher! It's been an odd scenario that's existed for years, but never had much of an impact so far (other than those no-longe...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Darren O'Neill You have to close the old employment ...

Darren O'Neill You have to close the old employment record and open a new, almost identical, one. It will just have a new start date and no SEM flag, as that flag is attached to Employment Status R...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Additional Payments are still just 16-18 (or 19-24 E...

Additional Payments are still just 16-18 (or 19-24 EHCP). Paragraph 96 of the 24/25 rules 😊

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Cecilia Esparza I asked ESFA about this, and these w...

Cecilia Esparza I asked ESFA about this, and these were the questions and responses. Question: The new Earnings threshold mentions "Unemployed", but then talks about SALARY below £25k. If a studen...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

I didn't get an answer to my question.  I think if ...

I didn't get an answer to my question.  I think if they just happen to be doing some of in the workplace, that's not relevant. If it's delivered in a classroom environment in the workplace, that's ...

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Ruth Canham-James commented,

Their argument though is that is was the same this y...

Their argument though is that is was the same this year. Those cut down definitions of Full Level 2 and 3 are in the 23/24 AEB guidance, just not in Annex D. The rules now won't allow it, so it's s...