Policy and the apprenticeship levy

The apprenticeship levy

The apprenticeship levy is being implemented in April 2017 by the government to encourage employers to commit to growing their employment of apprentices and productivity. It is expected to generate £3bn of funding for apprenticeships by 2019/20.

The levy will be effective on businesses with a pay bill above £3million. Employers across the visitor economy will make a significant contribution to the £3bn figure.

You can find out more about the apprenticeship levy via Gov.uk, plus access our updates on the latest announcements below.

To find out what the levy means for your business, get in touch with our team of experts consultants who can help you to maximise your levy investment.

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Latest policy updates

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August 2016

Apprenticeship levy funding update

The latest guidance on the funding of apprenticeships was released on 12 August 2016. View our top-level summary of the key points.

January 2016

The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Guidance for Trailblazers – from standards to starts

Released in December 2015 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education, the publication provides updated guidance that applies to apprenticeship standards and assessment plans. We've produced a summary of the key points.

July 2016

Post-16 Skills Plan

Released in July 2016 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education, the publication sets out a vision for technical education in England. Our summary outlines its proposals.

January 2016

English Apprenticeships: Our 2020 Vision

Released in December 2015 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, ‘English Apprenticeships: Our 2020 Vision’ highlights how the government see the reformed apprenticeship system working and the progress it has made on that journey. We've produced a summary of the key points.

April 2016

Apprenticeship levy - how it will work

The new guidance on the levy, published by government on 21 April, is the first of four updates that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) will make this year. Our summary outlines what's new, what we already knew and where more detail is needed.