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How to calculate the Apprenticeship Levy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 22, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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This is the third article in our 18 part series on the Apprenticeship Levy. In our last post, we talked about whether or not it’s okay to use levy funds to train existing staff and what processes are involved.

This time, we’re turning our focus to the fund itself and how it’s generated. If you're eligible to pay into the levy, how is your contribution calculated? And how much of the fund will your business have access to? If you’re not paying into the fund you may still have access to levy funds, but how does that work? 

 

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Can the Apprenticeship Levy be used for existing staff?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 15, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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This is the second article in our 18 part series on the Apprenticeship Levy. In our first post we talked about the levy in general, how it is calculated and what it means for employers. In this article, we’ll be paying particular attention to employers who aren’t quite ready to hire new staff and want to learn whether or not they can use levy funds to train their existing employees.

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What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 8, 2019 1:00:00 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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This is the first article in an 18 part series on the Apprenticeship Levy. In this series we’ll be exploring what the Apprenticeship Levy means for employers, looking at everything from how the levy is calculated and who has to pay it, to what it can be spent on and how it can be used strategically. However, we’re going to begin the series by asking the most basic of questions to set the scene - what is the Apprenticeship Levy and where did it come from?

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Why it’s important to not get too comfortable in your career

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 26, 2018 2:24:16 PM / by Oliver Simpson posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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This is the final post in our twenty-part series on how to accelerate your career in your twenties and this time we’re talking about complacency. Complacency sets in when we allow ourselves to get too comfortable at work and it can sometimes happen without us even realising. In this series of articles we’ve talked about risk-taking, ambition, proactive learning and leadership - all of which boil down to this idea of not letting ourselves get too comfortable.

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Why is investing in learning and development good for business?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2017 9:55:55 AM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy, Leadership & Management

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May 1st 2017 brings great new opportunities for employers looking to invest in their workforce.  I was recently asked to talk on a local radio station in the Sheffield Region to talk about the benefits of learning & development and apprenticeships to employers.  The questions and responses are below...

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It's a rollercoaster ride in apprenticeship 'levy' land

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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Having been to various events and held many meetings over the last few weeks it's time to share some of the frightening comments and positive experiences I've had around the apprenticeship levy from both training providers and employers. Hopefully this helps inform some of your thinking and planning now we're in apprenticeship levy land.

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Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2017 10:56:23 PM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy, Leadership & Management

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RESULTS ANNOUNCED

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How to use the Apprenticeship Service

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 3, 2017 4:12:50 PM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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Top tips for approaching the apprenticeship levy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 14, 2017 10:27:29 AM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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Registration is now open for the apprenticeship service

 The much-awaited digital apprenticeship service is now open for registration. If you are a large employer with a wage bill of over £3 million a year you should register now.

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How much will the apprenticeship levy cost?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 24, 2016 6:44:00 PM / by Chris Ash posted in Apprenticeship Levy

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Last time we talked about the digital apprenticeship service and how you need to start planning now. If you have not already used the free planning tool provided by BIS then I strongly recommend that you do so in conjunction with this post. If you need help with this please feel free to let me know once you’ve finished reading.

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