Short apprenticeships criticised - Today's small business news roundup

  • By Josh Hall
  • 17 May 2012
Short apprenticeships criticised - Today's small business news roundup

Apprenticeship concerns, bankruptcy rates, and housing woes - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.

Some apprenticeship schemes are of “no real benefit” according to a panel of MPs.

The Committee of Public Accounts criticised schemes of less than six months, but welcomed the overall increase in apprenticeships. [BBC]

Wansbeck in Northumberland is the bankruptcy capital of the UK according to the Insolvency Service.

Insolvency rates in the area are running at 57 per 10,000 adults, compared with a national average of 27.1 [Guardian]

The UK is facing a “burgeoning housing crisis” according to a new report.

The National Housing Federation, Shelter, and the Chartered Institute of Housing pointed to overcrowding, cost, and supply as key issues facing the housing market. [BBC]

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