Apprenticeship Levy

In April 2017, the way the government funds Apprenticeships in England changed. Some employers are now required to contribute to a new Apprenticeship Levy, and there were changes to the funding for Apprenticeship training for all employers, large and small.

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Calculating What You Have To Pay

You will pay the levy on your entire pay bill at a rate of 0.5%. However, you will have a levy allowance to offset against this. The levy allowance is worth £15,000 for each tax year. This means the levy is only payable on pay bills over £3 million

(because 0.5% x £3 million = £15,000).

BL Training Has Expert Advisors Who Would:


  • Arrange a business meeting to discuss the potential impact of the levy and identify the real benefits to your organisation.
  • Carry out Organisational Training Needs Analysis with you for effective succession planning.
  • Support you through the transition to Levy Apprenticeship systems (via Digital payments).
  • Help with recruitment of new staff, if applicable, or upskill the existing workforce.
  • Develop new or enhance existing staff development programmes.
  • Offer an internal quality assurance programme, funding support and flexible payment schedule.
  • Send you a written proposal with options for staff development, flexible training solutions and endpoint assessment options; a full apprenticeship package tailored to your organisation’s needs.
  • Specialise in Apprenticeships Leadership and Management, Customer Service and Team Leading, Retail, Business Administration and can offer TAQAs (Assessors Qualification) to the development of your own in house assessment team.
  • BL Training Ltd is part of the Tees Valley Network and the North East Provider Network, we have a large supply of local providers of training available who can work with us to help supply you with all of your training needs. So even if there are sector areas not mentioned above, we have the contacts for organisations who can work with us to provide the full package for your organisation. Providers based in the North East, for the North East workforce.