Apprenticeship Levy

At Alder Training, we pride ourselves on the high levels of support and customer service we provide to both learners and employers. Our friendly team of staff are on hand to guide you through every step of the Levy process.

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

Since April 2017, the Apprenticeship Levy has been a compulsory payroll tax for UK based employers. The aim of the levy is to encourage employers to actively support apprenticeships, whether this is to fund the recruitment of enthusiastic new staff or support the skills development of your existing employees.

Employers operating with a paybill of over £3 million per annum are required to contribute to their training through their ‘levy pot’. The amount of Levy that is paid into the service account will then become available to spend on apprenticeship training in England.

Levy Paying Employers - Allocated funds in your digital account

Once you have selected Alder Training as your approved provider, we can automatically withdraw payments from your digital account. The cost of the training is spread evenly across the lifetime of the apprenticeship, with payments taken on a monthly basis. Along with the credits that you make from the Levy, the government are also offering a 10% top-up to your digital account. Therefore, for every £1 that enters your account, you will get £1.10 credited.

Funds in your digital account will be assigned an expiration date, these must be spent within an 18-month period.

Non-levy Paying Employers

Small to medium companies with a pay bill under £3 million are not be required to pay the levy. You simply choose Alder Training as your preferred training supplier. We will then agree a price for the training and assessment of your apprentices which will be paid through co-investment with the government. Typically the government will pay 90% of your learner’s training costs. For further information, please click here *link to non-levy page*

How to calculate what you owe?

The Apprenticeship Levy is charged at a rate of 0.5% of your annual pay bill and every £3 million in your paybill equates to roughly £15,000 in your levy pot. Please contact us via the form below and a member of the team will be happy to calculate your exact available spend.

Allocating your allowance

How you decided to allocate your allowance is entirely up to the needs of your individual business. For a free training needs analysis, please contact us via the form below to arrange a convenient time.

Need more help?

If you would like further information on the Apprenticeship Levy or support with allocating your funds please contact a member of our team on 0151 2590264 who will be happy to take you through the whole process.