Apprenticeship LevyWhat is it?
Tempest Management Training have been approved by the Education and Skills Funding Agency as an approved apprenticeship provider and we are now on the register of approved apprenticeship training providers (RoATP).
We have been chosen by Burberry Limited to deliver apprenticeships for team leaders and warehouse staff under the new levy agreement at their warehouse and distribution and manufacturing sites in the UK.
Successfully working in partnership with Burberry for the last 8 years delivering leadership and management and warehousing qualifications, Burberry are committed to investing in their talent and all employees are coached and mentored throughout their learning journey.
Training is already underway at both sites.
The Apprenticeship Levy is a new tax that came into effect in April 2017. The Apprenticeship Levy is designed to create a new fund that will pay for the training of three million apprentices in the UK by 2020. It affects all UK organisations with a PAYE wage bill of £3m or more. If that applies to you or your organisation, a fee equal to 0.5% of the payroll will be collected by HMRC from May 2017.
The good news is that we can help you turn the Levy to your advantage and with careful planning you can recover 100% of the Levy you have paid. Long before the Levy was announced, we’ve been assisting public and private employers to help source and employ hundreds of apprentices, and in the run-up to its introduction in 2017, we’re gearing up to help many more with a full range of apprenticeship levy management services.
We provide a free consultancy service to help you understand how it all works and to make sure that you recover 100% of your levy and spend it with maximum impact. We support this advice with a full range of services designed to create and manage great apprenticeships within your organisation.
How does it work?
In headline terms it looks like this:
- HMRC collect 0.5% of your payroll monthly
- Funds collected are credited to your online ‘levy account’
- Your credits are topped up by 10% from the government
- You recruit apprentices and/or ask your existing employees to undertake apprenticeship training
- Then you find one or more approved training providers
- You transfer your levy credits to the provider(s) to pay for the training
Sounds simple? There are a lot of things you’ll need to know and do to ensure that this all works for your organisation and that’s where our apprenticeship levy services are deigned to help.
How do you recover the cost?
The short answer is that you recover your apprenticeship levy by training apprentices.
If you train the right number of staff, using an approved apprenticeship training provider, completing relevant apprenticeship ‘standards’ or ‘frameworks’ and you plan this in an effective way you can not only recover your levy you can draw down much more than you paid in. But you have to get the planning, set up and delivery right and that’s what our apprenticeship levy services help you do.