Important changes to how apprenticeships are funded and the Apprenticeship Levy

The way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing on 6 April 2017.

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 apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships. Businesses can find out more about the benefits apprenticeships can bring to their organisation and about the ways apprenticeships are being reformed, in the vision for apprenticeships.

In  Worcestershire, help is also on hand to help local companies to understand what the changes mean to them and local businesses are advised to save the date for a new Apprenticeship Levy event on 6 July at 9:30am – 12pm which will take place at Worcester Racecourse. Businesses can reserve their place and find out more about apprentices in the County by visiting the Worcestershire Apprenticeship website which also includes a dedicated factsheet on the Apprenticeship Levy which can be downloaded here.