The Apprenticeship Levy

In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships. You can benefit from this investment by training apprentices.

The links below provide information on how the apprenticeship levy will work, from when it is introduced on 6 April 2017. It also explains the principles that apprenticeship funding will operate on from 1 May 2017, whether you pay the levy or not.

The government has confirmed the funding for the levy and Apprenticeship reforms. The latest documents have been released and can be found through the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work

A shorter crib sheet can be found here.