The launch of the Apprenticeship Levy is scheduled for 6 April 2017 and has been designed to encourage employers to use apprenticeship programmes, either for new staff or to up-skill an existing workforce, and help reduce the skills gap within the UK’s workforce. The Apprenticeship Levy will be applied to all industries in the UK and all employers including the Public Sector and Charities.
The Government believes that employers should have more say and control in how they want Apprenticeships to be delivered within their business. The Government also wants employers to contribute to some of the cost of apprenticeship delivery and this is known as The Apprenticeship Levy. The levy is a new tax, which aims to fund three million new Apprenticeships in England by 2020.
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