News & Events > MACS Boss Advises Lords Select Committee

MACS Plasterboard Systems Chief Executive Tom McLoughlin has been invited by the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs to informally appear before the committee on 6th May and provide the Lords with information and advice concerning and inquiry into higher, further and technical education.

The Committee began hearing evidence in October 2017 and will report later this spring. The inquiry has a wide scope and includes apprentices and other workplace learning. A number of concerns have ben raised about these aspects of training, in particular the impact of the apprenticeship levy and other apprenticeship reforms.

“It is vitally important to our industry that the House of Lords are conducting an inquiry that will provide a spotlight on the apprenticeship levy and the aspects of training that are part of the levy process”, says McLoughlin.

“I ‘m pleased with the opportunity to give the Committee first-hand experience MACS Plasterboards have in apprenticeship training and to work with the Committee to ensure that best practice is introduced that will assure Levy contributors that funding is being well-spent.”

The discussion will be chaired by Lord Michael Forsyth, Chairman of the Committee.