Reserving apprenticeship funding for employers who do not pay the levy

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Employers that do not pay the apprenticeship levy can currently reserve funds for up to 10 apprenticeship starts.

From 3 April 2023, these employers will no longer be limited to a maximum of 10 apprenticeship starts – they will be able to recruit as many high-quality apprentices as their business needs.

Employers who do not pay the levy will still use the apprenticeship service to reserve funding for each apprentice and can continue to do so up to 3 months before an apprenticeship is planned to starts. Additional guidance can be found here.


Why we are removing the limit on the number of apprentices smaller companies can take on

At the start of the financial year, we want to give smaller employers certainty over funding and ensure they have access to the apprenticeships they need to meet their ambitions, fill their skills gaps, and grow their business.

We will continue to monitor the number of reservations to help us manage the Government’s overall spend on apprenticeships.


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