This briefing sets out what is known about the detail of the
levy, as well as the important questions that have yet to be
answered. UPDATED NOVEMBER 2016
*** PLEASE NOTE: THIS BRIEFNG HAS BEEN UPDATED FOLLOWING
PUBLICATION OF LATEST GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE***
Following the 2015 General Election the government announced a
significant change in the its policy towards apprenticeships. From
April 2017, all firms in the UK will be subject to a compulsory
apprenticeship levy. This will equate to 0.5% of a firm's pay bill
- though every employer will receive a £15k allowance against the
levy. In practice this means that the levy will only be paid on a
pay bill of over £3 million. The money raised will pay for
apprenticeships in England (only) and the government hopes it will
encourage more employers to offer apprenticeship opportunities.
This short briefing sets out the details of the levy.
The November 2016 update follows the confirmation of government
proposals on apprenticeship funding. New content covers:
- how long firms will have to spend levy money; and
- conracting with the Skills Funding Agency.
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