Levy Infomation


The Apprenticeship Levy began in April 2017 and affects all large organisations with an annual payroll of over £3 million, whether they currently employ Apprentices or not. It will be payable by employers in the UK at the rate of 0.5% of their payroll through PAYE alongside Income Tax and National Insurance.


All employers, whether they are Levy paying or not, will be financially supported by the government with regards to Apprenticeship training. If your payroll is under £3 million, Aspire Education can help you manage your Apprenticeship training requirements and support you in finding your skills shortages to improve your workforce. The cost to employers is 10% of the agreed qualification price, with the government providing the additional 90%. 

Public sector organisations will also pay the Apprenticeship Levy if their payroll meets the above criteria and, in addition, 2.3% of their workforce must be Apprentices. Aspires expert Business Development Managers can support your business to help you manage and implement your Apprenticeship training strategy. Find out more from our Business Development Team by contacting 0161 705 4300.

  • A tailored and solutions led approach to your business or organisation Apprenticeships requirements.
  • At Aspire we believe in a 'working together, achieving together' philosophy.
  • Senior, middle and entry-level leadership and management training can be fully funded through the Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Aspire can help your business or organisation to reimagine how the Apprenticeship Levy can be used to develop your workforce.
  • At Aspire we optimise your exisiting training budget to maxismise your Levy.
  • Apprenticeships are not limited to junior or lower-skilled employees. Is it time to rethink your staff development?
  • There are a number of financial incentives and benefits available to businesses who invest in their staff via their Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Aspire can support employers to recognise these savings. Contact our Development Team today.