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What is the Apprenticeship Levy and who pays it?

Government funding for Apprenticeships has changed. An Apprenticeship Levy, a mandatory tax, was introduced for all employers with a wage bill that exceeds £3 million.

  • Levy on UK employers will fund growth in the Apprenticeship programme. In parallel, employers have been given more influence over how Apprenticeships are designed and paid for.
  • The Levy (0.5% of pay bill) is paid through PAYE. It applies to all employers in all sectors.
  • Employers in England who pay the Levy are able to get out more than they pay into the Levy, through a 10% top-up to their digital accounts.

 

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