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A Guide to the Apprenticeship Levy

In April 2017, the government introduced the Apprenticeship Levy which is a monthly contribution that must be paid by employers with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million. The employers annual bill is all payments made to employees that are subject to Class 1 NIC such as wages, bonuses, and commission. Employers who are not connected to another company or charity will have an Apprenticeship Levy allowance of £15,000 each year. The allowance reduces the amount of Apprenticeship Levy you have to pay by £15,000 across the year.

Unfortunately, you cannot transfer any unused allowance over to the next tax year, making it imperative that the employer utilizes the full extent of the allowance. Without the right support, employers will find it difficult to fully take advantage of the levy and the allowance that has been allocated to them. Employers are now tasked with the requirement to set out a training plan, manage expectations and support the professional development of a high number of their staff.

In March 2019, the Open University revealed that a staggering £3 billion of levy funding remained unused and that only 19% of levy payers started new apprenticeships since the levy’s introduction.

At Role Training, we will make it our priority to help and support our clients plan, implement, and claim the full extent of their Apprenticeship levy. We have a dedicated training team who are experienced and educated in the rules and procedures concerning the level. We can also offer your business a whole host of Apprenticeship courses and design a training plan that benefits and compliments your current business structure.

As part of our Apprenticeship Levy Management Scheme, we will provide the following:

  1. Complete planning and administration of training development programme with a dedicated account manager.
  2. Provide overall levy financial management and updates.
  3. Extensive implementation of planning tools and training administration
  4. Manage the up-skilling and development of new and existing employees.

As an employer in the construction and rail industries, many of our clients and potential customers are already massive advocates of personal development and upskilling. It is especially important that you take advantage of the opportunities the Apprenticeship levy has to offer and at Role Training, we are more than equipped to assist you with this. To find out more about the courses and training we have to offer, please click here.

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