Incentives

Employers are not required to pay National Insurance Contributions for apprentices under the age of 25 on earnings below the higher tax rate of £827 a week (£43,000 a year).

From May 2017 the following incentives will also be available to employers who take on apprentices:

  • £1,000 payment to both the employer and provider when they train a 16-18-year-old, paid in 2 instalments first at 90 days and the second at 366 days £500 each payment
  • £1,000 payment to both the employer and provider when they train a 19-24-year-old who has previously been in care or who has a Local Authority Education Health and Care Plan, again paid in 2 instalments first at 90 days and the second at 366 days £500 each payment.

Apprenticeship Levy

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