Apprentices: Taxation

Department for Education written question – answered on 6th April 2022.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the amount of money (a) raised by the Apprenticeships Levy and (b) spent on apprenticeships from those funds in each of the last three financial years.

Photo of Alex Burghart Alex Burghart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The apprenticeship levy is an important part of our reforms to create a high quality, employer-led apprenticeships system, and it supports employers of all sizes to invest in high-quality apprenticeship training.

Monthly receipts data for the Apprenticeship Levy is published by HM Revenue & Customs in their Tax & NIC Receipts publication which can be found online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/hmrc-tax-and-nics-receipts-for-the-uk.

The table below shows the total value of funds spent by the Education and Skills Funding Agency on apprenticeships from the last three full financial years (2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21):

Financial Year

Spend (£ million)

2018/19

£1,738

2019/20

£1,919

2020/21

£1,863

* Includes levy, non levy, additional payments and funding to support the apprenticeships programme.

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