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Duncan Lloyd

Chartered Accountant

Biography

Duncan is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and has been FD in numerous companies including a large training provider, having qualified with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2000. 

Duncan’s background in the training industry gives him an insight into the challenges faced by companies in the sector, including dealing with the SFA, and how to ensure the company’s finance and data departments work closely together.  And his work as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers means he’s well placed to manage the SFA audit requirements.

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Quality of apprenticeships and skills training inquiry launched

The Education Committee launches inquiry into the quality of apprenticeships and skills training.

Purpose of the inquiry

While many independent training providers and further education colleges are providing excellent training, too much provision is poor. For example, Ofsted last year reported that 37% of apprenticeship providers were less than good.

The inquiry examines whether employers, learners and tax payers are getting sufficient value for the time and money invested in training, and whether more needs to be done to detect poor-quality provision.

The inquiry  also looks to uncover barriers faced by the socially disadvantaged in accessing skills training and consider how Government funding can be used to remove these barriers.