The way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing.
All employers with a salary bill of over £3 million each year will need to make an investment in apprenticeships. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers. The government has released a guidance document on how the apprenticeship levy will work. They have stated that further guidance documents will be published in October and December of this year.
For your information the levy will be introduced on 6 April 2017 and the principles of the apprenticeship funding will operate from 1 May 2017.
The Department of Education has released proposals for apprenticeship funding in England. They are inviting responses to the proposals by way of survey with a response deadline of 5 September 2016. Please read the proposals and/or complete the survey here.
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