Ready, Steady, Apprenticeship Levy!

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You ask...

Why is she talking about the Apprenticeship Levy again?

I answer...

It seems a lifetime ago that Mr Osborne pulled this one out the hat at the 2015 Summer Budget. But it wasn't a lifetime a go but a mere two years ago.

Two years for a fundamental change in skills (and let's not forget tax) policy is actually a short time. Especially when employers didn't actually get full and final guidance on the Levy until recent months.

But today is a Bank Holiday and so a blog moaning and groaning or us telling the Government how to make it work for business about the Apprenticeship Levy is not what readers will want (or if it is check out this one, or this, or even this one).

So why interrupt your Bank Holiday with this all important blog? Well today is the 1st May 2017 and for all the Levy policy, implementation and delivery wonks among us we know that any apprenticeship started from today will be funded under the Levy. Whether it's through Levy payers paying for apprenticeship training using their forthcoming digital funds or non-Levy payers who, to have skin in the game, will need to co-invest (unless you are under 50 employees and employ a 16 to 18 year old apprentice).

The big question then is....how are manufacturers planning to respond? Something we asked in our recent report - Lifting the lid on the Levy: Making the Apprenticeship Levy work for industry.

Who has been hurt by the Levy? Is it an affordable bill? Is there Levy love out there?

Our nifty infographic reveals all....

Levy-Infographic-FINAL 

 

You can also download our infographic below!

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Head of Education & Skills Policy

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