Apprentices: Taxation

Department for Education written question – answered on 25th January 2018.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to issue guidelines to Apprenticeship Levy payers on forthcoming measures to enable them to transfer of up to 10 per cent of their funds to another employer of an apprenticeship training agency; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling funds raised from the Apprenticeship Levy to be used to support the provision of skills and training courses that are not provided by apprenticeships.

Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Minister of State (Education)

The department will be issuing guidance to levy-paying employers regarding measures that will allow them to transfer up to 10% of the annual value of funds entering their apprenticeship service account to another employer or an apprenticeship training agency. This guidance will be issued prior to the introduction of these measures in April 2018.

The levy allows employers to spend their funds on the apprenticeship training that they judge best meets their needs. Funds in an employer’s levy account can only be used towards the cost of approved apprenticeship training and assessment. The purpose of the levy and the associated funds is to drive the uptake of quality apprenticeship training.

The government will continue to work with employers and providers on how the apprenticeship levy is best spent to meet employers’ needs and support productivity across the country.

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