Young people leads, Post-16 participation leads, Raising the Participation Age leads.
Responses to the consultation from employers and local authorities highlighted that duties on employers, and associated fines, could discourage them from hiring young people. We will not commence the duties on employers within the RPA legislation in 2013 to prevent any bureaucratic burden that might reduce opportunities for young people. Duties on young people, local authorities and learning providers will be commenced as planned.
The report also sets out our responses to the other consultation questions, including that we will not regulate to define residency under RPA, that self-employment, volunteering and holding an office will count as participation when combined with part-time study and that the legal minimum for 'full time' education under RPA will be set at 540 hours.
Action required and due date
To read the consultation document and note the policy positions as you continue to prepare for the first phase of RPA next year.
Information on the Government’s response to the consultation on RPA regulations, providing more details about how RPA will work in practice.