Apprenticeship levy

From 6 April 2017, employers with a paybill of more than £3 million per year are liable to pay a new apprenticeship levy. The levy applies to all industry sectors, in both the public- and private-sector, for the purpose of raising money to meet the cost of apprenticeship schemes across the UK.

Employers operating in England and that pay the apprenticeship levy are able to access funds for the training and assessment of apprenticeships through a Digital Apprenticeship Service account. Separate arrangements for funding apply in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is also support for non-levy paying employers that want to train an apprentice.

New and updated on XpertHR

Our new "How to" guide on employing an apprentice includes information on the apprenticeship levy and funding, apprenticeship standards and frameworks, selecting a training provider, and recruiting an apprentice.

Our model apprenticeship agreement has been revised to reflect the introduction of the apprenticeship levy and the move away from apprenticeship "frameworks" towards apprenticeship "standards".

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