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Apprenticeship Levy

Since 6 April 2017, all employers - including HEIs - with pay bills over £3million have been subject to 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 - August 2018

The briefing contains:

  • Details on the levy
  • An introduction to developing apprenticeship standards
  • The apprenticeship standards in the HE sector
  • Information on how the levy applies across the devolved nations
  • Details of HEIs' current use of apprenticeships
  • 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 August 2018