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Apprenticeship Levy

From 6 April 2017, all employers - including HEIs - with pay bills over £3million will have to pay an annual apprenticeship levy of 0.5% of the pay bill, subject to an annual allowance of £15,000.

Details of the levy can be found in the UCEA briefing for members:

Apprenticeship Levy - UCEA Briefing - July 2017

The briefing contains:

  • Details currently available on the levy
  • An introduction to developing apprenticeship standards
  • The Government's aims on apprenticeships
  • Questions still to be answered on the levy
  • A link to draft regulations
  • Information on how the levy will apply across the devolved nations
  • Details of HEIs' current use of apprenticeships
  • The Immigration Skills Charge
  • Sources of further information

The Government announced the levy in the Summer Budget 2015, and then conducted a consultation on the implementation of the levy. UCEA submitted a response to the consultation.

Members can also view UCEA's case studies on training and development, including apprenticeships.

For more information, please contact Nicola Carter.

Page last updated April 2017