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Businesses lambast Tories over apprenticeship tax

Stakeholder groups concerned new tax could discourage training and apprenticeships.

THE COUNTRY’S BIGGEST BUSINESS GROUPS have launched a scathing attack on the Conservatives’ tax proposals ahead the party’s conference in Manchester, which commences on Sunday.

Formal submissions sent to the government by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), manufacturers’ organisation the EEF, British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), and the Institute of Directors (IoD) particularly call on the party to row back on proposals to introduce an ‘apprenticeship levy’.

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