Carrie Young, Ideal Boilers’ head of marketing, has responded to today’s Autumn Statement.
Young said: “There was a range of announcements which will be of crucial importance to the future of our business as well as the businesses of our customers. In particular the Chancellor’s commitment to apprentices, building and investment.
“As investors in people, and committed to ongoing training and development within our industry, we are keen to find out more about the apprenticeship levy on large firms and its effect on up-skilling the workforce.
“As a large employer, we have run an Engineering apprenticeship scheme for over 30 years and we are committed to continuing to develop young people in this highly successful way to meet future business needs.
“We will continue to monitor the impact of the housing proposals, including the planning reforms, land release, and doubling of the housing budget, on the long-term plans of housing associations and local authorities for new house-building.”