The new skills minister, Anne Milton, announced that the non-levy growth requests will be brought forward to July, at the AELP annual conference yesterday.
It was reported that, Ms Milton said it would be scrapped, and rerun in July.
Contracts and allocations for non-levy funding would run from January 2018 to April 2019 and the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers will not be open to new providers.
Ms Milton added that the plan was for all employers to be on the digital Apprenticeship System by April 2019.
More on this announcement can be read on the FE Week website