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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.
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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

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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


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 government have increased incentive payments if you’re looking of hiring a new apprentice. Remember, an apprentice can be of any age.

Employers can now receive a payment of £3,000 for new apprentices who have a start date of 1st October 2021 to 31st January 2022.

The £3,000 is in addition to the £1,000 that employers already receive for hiring an apprentice:

  • aged 16 to 18 years old
  • aged 19 to 24 with education, health and care plan or who has been in the care of their local authority

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