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The government publish furlough and training guidance for apprentices

Monday 6 April, 2020

The government has confirmed that apprentices can be furloughed in the same way as other employees, they can also continue with funded training when employers use the job retention scheme, subject to being paid the apprenticeship minimum wage “for all the time they spend training”.

Employers must pay apprentices at least the Apprenticeship Minimum Wage, National Living Wage or National Minimum Wage (AMW/NLW/NMW) as appropriate for all the time they spend training. This means employers must cover any shortfall between the amount they can claim for the apprentice wages through this scheme and their appropriate minimum wage.

Guidance is available for changes in apprenticeship learning arrangements because of COVID-19.