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Apprenticeship Levy Employers & Non-Levy Funding & Incentives

Management training courses designed around your EXACT REQUIREMENTS
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Funding & Incentives

Understand how the levy works, what funding is available
for SMEs and any current incentives run by the government.
 

What Is The Apprenticeship Levy?

In order to achieve the government targets of 3 million apprenticeships they created the Apprenticeship Levy which is a compulsory “Tax” placed upon organisations of a certain size.

The premise is that these funds are used to fund the development and delivery of apprenticeships.

If you’re an employer in the UK with a wage bill in excess of £3 million then you are required to pay 0.5% of your payroll bill into a central “levy pot” which is then used to fund apprenticeships throughout your organisation.

If you’re a non-levy paying SME you can still benefit from Apprenticeships because the government will fund 95% of the cost for you.

Below is some further information for levy and non-levy employers.

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Apprenticeship Levy

The levy is:

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Paid monthly
to HMRC

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Collected through
your PAYE system

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Accessed through your
online digital account

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Used to pay for
apprenticeship programmes

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Used to pay for
apprenticeship assessment

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Can transfer 25%
to other employers


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NON-LEVY PAYING EMPLOYERS

How To Get Funding For Your Apprenticeships

You can receive 95%+ funding from the government if you have a wage bill less than £3 million.

The government will also pay 100% of the training fees for apprentices aged 18 or under if you employ less than 50 employees.

Maths and English at level 2 are required to complete an apprenticeship but don’t worry if you have any employees that do not meet that criteria because there is fully funded training to help them get up to the standards that are required.

SME Funding

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Government Incentives

The following government incentives apply for both levy paying and non-levy employers.

  • 1st August 2020 to 31st January 2021 – £2,000 for recruiting a new apprentice aged 16-24
  • 1st August 2020 to 31st January 2021 – £1,500 for recruiting a new apprentice aged 25+
  • 1st August 2020 to 31st January 2021 – An additional £1,000 for recruiting and training an apprentice aged 16-18 or 19-24 leaving care or have an EHC plan
  • Employers do not have to pay NI contributions for apprentices under the age of 25 if they are below the higher tax rate of £43,000 per year

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If you have got some training requirements in mind please call us on 0333 320 2883 or complete the online form below and tell us about what they are and we’ll get back to you with some options and costs.