- The levy will be effective from April 2017
- All employers with a pay bill above £3m will contribute
- Contributions will be 0.5% of the employer’s pay bill
- A £1,000 incentive, paid to employers, to help 16-to-18 year-olds, young care leavers and young people with an Education and Health Care plan, make their first step into the world of work
- Employers with fewer than 50 employees will not have to pay anything towards the cost of training a 16-to-18 year-old apprentice, young care leaver or young person with an Education and Health Care plan.
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- Help you understand what the apprenticeship levy means for your business
- Develop an apprenticeship strategy to ensure your business maximises its return on the levy investment
- Help you understand the new apprenticeship standards and how your existing work force development plans could benefit
- Recruit and select apprentices and develop career pathways
- Help you identify apprenticeship progression routes for existing employees
- Create a communications strategy, for example learning at work days, to drive apprenticeships forward in your organisation
We support employers and apprentices to create a service which combines support, training and valuable transferable employment skills. We can guide you through the new process to help your business maximise the benefits of the levy.
St Helens College Guide to the Apprenticeship Levy
Download our guide to the levy here.
Official government information, guidance and advice on the apprenticeship levy can be found here.
The Skills Funding Agency have created an online calculator that will work out how much your levy charge will be, which can be found here.
FE Week Calculator
Calculates the cost of individual apprenticeships, and works out how much of your apprenticeship levy pot is used up on these, try it here.