Apprenticeship Levy Payers

Maximise the return on your investment

If you are an employer in the private or public sector with an annual wage bill of more than £3million you will be paying the Apprenticeship Levy.

The Apprenticeship Levy is:

  • A UK tax of 0.5% of your total payroll
  • Collected monthly through PAYE
  • Held in a Digital Apprenticeship Service account
  • Available for 24 months from when you pay the money in, after which funds expire and return to the Government.

Programmes are very carefully planned and tailored in close collaboration with employers to meet their particular needs.


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Please enter your annual wage bill to find your estimated annual Levy fund to spend on Apprenticeships.


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Making the Levy easy

Our Levy consultancy can save you time and money by:

  • Co-managing your Digital Apprenticeship Service Account.
  • Helping you work out which Apprenticeships at which levels will meet your needs.
  • Co-designing a flexible delivery plan.
  • Responding to changes in your business.
  • Helping you access new incentives.
  • Making sure you get the very best return on your investment.

Questions about how the Levy works?

Read our FAQs

Benefits of Apprenticeships to Levy paying employers

  • The cost of each Apprenticeship programme is paid in monthly instalments with the final 20% paid at the end, making apprenticeships very affordable.
  • If you have a large number of people to train and want to spend more money than you have in your Digital Apprenticeship Service account, you will only pay 5% of the total cost of additional apprenticeships. The Government pays the remaining 95%.
  • If you are not connected to another company or charity you will get a £15,000 annual levy allowance paid on a monthly basis i.e. £1,250 per month, plus a 10% top up of the levy fund paid monthly. This reduces the total amount of Apprenticeship Levy you pay over the year.
  • Apprenticeship Levy payers also have the option to transfer 25% of their levy, for example to an employer in their supply chain. Speak to us about the best ways to use your levy.

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