Introduced in April 2017, the apprenticeship levy is a government initiative to fund apprenticeships. You’ll only pay the levy if you have a total wage bill over £3 million. The government committed to 3 million apprenticeship starts in England by 2020. So, the levy was created to fund this. Their goal? To encourage more people to hire apprentices – and help reduce skills gaps in the UK.

*For apprentices aged 19 and over that started on programme after 1st April 2019 the co-investment rate is 5%. Any programme starts prior to 30th March 2019 the co-investment rate is 10% (if an apprentice is on programme now and enrolled in March 2019 but switches employer and remains on the programme, then a pro rata payment based on 10% co-investment is applied; for new starts or starts since April 2019 it will be 5%).

How can QA help with the apprenticeship levy?

We’ll work alongside you – understanding what the levy means for you and how to use it best. How? We use the following three steps:

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