Apprenticeship Levy Support

We’re here to help businesses and training providers work together to make a positive difference and ensure apprenticeship opportunities are available to people across West Yorkshire. This is a free transfer service which covers 100% of the training costs for apprentices. Businesses can still claim government grants for apprenticeships whilst accessing the levy.

What is the levy?

The Apprenticeship Levy is a UK tax on employers which is used to fund apprenticeship training. It is payable by all employers with an annual pay bill of more than £3 million, at a rate of 0.5% of their total pay bill.

What is the levy transfer service?

A free transfer service to support businesses to transfer up to 25% of their unspent apprenticeship levy to smaller businesses taking on apprentices. A transfer covers 100% of the training costs of the apprenticeship standard and avoids smaller businesses paying the 5% contribution towards the training.

Why transfer my apprenticeship levy funds?

Transferring levy funds is a way of supporting other businesses by deciding which sectors, skills or local areas you’d like to fund.

For example, you could support the engineering sector across West Yorkshire, or fund digital apprenticeships in a particular town or city. Transferring unspent Levy funds is a great way to give back to local communities.

Apprenticeship Levy support

We’re here to help businesses and training providers work together to make a positive difference and ensure apprenticeship opportunities are available to people across West Yorkshire.

Apprenticeship Levy Support

  1. Guidance for businesses wanting to transfer their unspent levy funding

    If you are a levy paying business, we can help you get the most out of your apprenticeship levy, ensuring it’s not wasted and is being used to support your local community during the economic recovery. We can help you to use your funding on recruiting your own apprentice or to transfer unspent funds to increase apprenticeship opportunities across West Yorkshire.

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  2. Guidance for businesses seeking a levy transfer

    The Apprenticeship Levy Support Service aims to link businesses seeking apprenticeship funding with levy paying businesses willing to transfer their unspent levy to fund apprenticeships in other organisations. If you are a West Yorkshire or York based business seeking levy transfer funding, you can ask your training provider to register with us.

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  3. Guidance for Training Providers

    If you are the preferred training provider for a business located in West Yorkshire, seeking 100% apprenticeship funding through a levy transfer, contact the Apprenticeship Levy Support Service to register the apprenticeship(s) on behalf of the business.

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