Introduction of Training Levies for Industry
Produced by the
Children, Young People, Education and Skills
Nigel Brown Associates
and published on
01 Feb 2006
The report presents the findings of a scoping study of introducing a statutory levy on employers operating in Jersey to contribute to the costs of higher education and some elements of adult advanced further education1 for residents of Jersey. The study has been undertaken for the States of Jersey by Nigel Brown and Mark Corney of Nigel Brown Associates.
The report briefly reviews the previous financial support arrangements for Jersey residents undertaking higher education in HEIs in the UK and the intention to introduce a limited commercial loan scheme to spread some of the costs onto graduates, given the prospective level of growth in the support costs for higher education to the States of Jersey. The report then considers the suggestion of an employer levy as an additional option for contributing to meeting the prospective overall funding requirement for higher education and adult advanced further education within the context of existing examples of statutory training levy schemes in other countries, their purposes and how they operate. Finally we consider the main parameters of any levy system for providing a contribution to the support the costs of higher education and advanced further education for Jersey residents and the potential implications of such a scheme. "