Apprenticeship levy

What is it?

The apprenticeship levy is a tax that took effect in April 2017 and is designed to create a fund that will pay for the training of three million apprentices in the UK by 2020.

It affects all UK organisations with a PAYE wage bill of £3m or more. A fee equal to 0.5% of the payroll will have been collected by HMRC from May 2017.

The good news is that we can help you turn the levy to your advantage and with careful planning you can recover 100% of the levy you have paid.

There are a lot of things you’ll need to know and do to ensure that this works for your organisation and that’s where we can help. 

 

 

Our free advice service will help you understand how it works and make sure that you recover all of your levy and spend it with maximum impact.

We support this advice with a training and recruitment service designed to create and manage great apprenticeships within your organisation.

Apprenticeship standards and funding rules are changing quickly. We don’t expect you to keep up with these developments, we do that for you.

Your levy is in safe hands.

How does it work?


Funds collected are credited to your online ‘levy account’.


It affects all UK organisations with a PAYE wage bill of £3m or more. A fee equal to 0.5% of the payroll will have been collected by HMRC from May 2017.


Your credits are topped up by 10% from the government.


You recruit apprentices and/or ask your existing employees to undertake apprenticeship training Then you find one or more approved training providers.


You transfer your levy credits to the provider(s) to pay for the training.

How do you recover the cost?

The short answer is that you recover your apprenticeship levy by training apprentices. If you train the right number of staff, using an approved apprenticeship training provider, completing relevant apprenticeship ‘standards’ or ‘frameworks’ and you plan this in an effective way you can not only recover your levy you can draw down much more than you paid in. But you have to get the planning, set up and delivery right and that’s where we come in.

We start by collecting some simple information that we use to build up a picture of your organisation, your training and recruitment needs and your longer-term growth plans. We will then map this to apprenticeships and how they can help you achieve your organisation’s goals whilst at the same time recovering your levy payments.

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