Making the Most of the Levy

In April 2017 the way the Government funds apprenticeships in England changed, and employers with a wage bill of more than £3million per annum will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy.

It’s a huge reform to raise the skills of the nation and address one of the enduring weaknesses of the British economy. The goal is to reach 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and secure greater benefits from apprenticeships for more apprentices, employers and the economy.

Apprenticeships are jobs with training attached to them which allow existing and new employees to earn while they learn whilst gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

Whether you pay the levy or not, PeoplePlus are in a prime position to navigate you through the changes that have happened.

Levy Payers:

If your yearly pay bill is £3million or over, your levy will be 0.5%. There will also be a £15,000 allowance that will be offset against your levy liability. The levy amount will be topped up by an additional 10% by the government.

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“On completion of my apprenticeship I was guaranteed a permanent job within the team and in the future, there could be the possibility of further education and learning

Lois McClure
Lois McClure , The Co-op

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