Employer levy for England and Wales companies

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  • Martin Locock

    At the Onboarding Event on 26 March, the Apprenticeship Service advised that the total levy paid by a company with staff living in England and Wales could be split between the two apprenticeship schemes proportionally. Is there a mechanism in an employer’s levy return to specify this information? As a Wales-based organisation with offices and staff in England, we are nominally eligible to access the England apprenticeship funding for those staff, but we are unsure how we should go about this.


    Martin West

    Hi Martin,
    Cannot make out if you a training provider or an employer.

    All UK employers with gross wage costs of over £3,000,000 are liable to pay Apprenticeship levy contributions. The basis for calculating the levy amount that can be spent in England is the proportion of employees with English postcodes, this is different to eligibility to spend these funds where the basis is that an employee irrespective of their home postcode is eligible if they spend at least 50% of their working hours in England over the duration of the apprenticeship.



    Martin Locock

    Thanks- we are a provider to England based in Wales, but are exploring whether we might transfer some of our Levy payments to enable non-levy companies in England to access our courses, presumably by registering as an employer in England. I understand the basis of the funding split but I’m not sure how we declare it.

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