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Apprenticeship Levy News

The government’s apprenticeship levy programme is now in full operation and designed specifically to support and empower employers at the centre of the apprenticeship system.

The government is committed to increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships and has set a target of 3 million new apprentices by 2020.

These changes may seem daunting at first but Semta are well equipped with knowledge and expertise to support you and your business with the levy.

Latest update May 2019

In April 2019 the Apprenticeship Levy celebrated it’s two year anniversary. Since its introduction in 2017, the apprenticeship levy has paved the way for a more sustainable approach to funding for apprenticeships. The long term outlook empowers employers who are actively seeking a variety of training opportunities to advance their staff.

As a result of the levy being in place, there are now unprecedented levels of funding available. The figure of £2.5 billion being made available for apprenticeships in England by 2019-20 will be double the amount spent in 2010-11. The presence of the levy further equips employers in their choice of training they offer and how and when they choose to offer apprenticeships. Most recent figures report that the levy has directly supported almost 313,000 people make a solid start on their apprenticeship journey.

Are you Ready for the Apprenticeship Levy?
For more information on how Semta can help you navigate the changes and make them work for you and your business, please email customerservices@semta.org.uk or call 0845 643 9001.

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