Should you be paying the Apprenticeship Levy?
Apprenticeship Levy is an amount paid at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s annual pay bill. As an employer, you have to pay Apprenticeship Levy each month if you:
have an annual pay bill of more than £3 million
are connected to any companies or charities for Employment Allowance purposes and have a combined annual pay bill of more than £3 million
All sectors must pay the levy if they have an annual pay bill of over £3 million and you must report and pay Apprenticeship Levy monthly through your Employee Payment Summary. Your annual pay bill Your annual pay bill is all payments to employees that are subject to employer Class 1 secondary National Insurance contributions such as wages, bonuses and commissions. Your pay bill must include payments to:
all employees earning below the Lower Earnings limit and the Secondary Threshold
employees under the age of 21
apprentices under the age of 25
Your pay bill must not include earnings:
of employees under the age of 16
of employees who are not subject to UK National Insurance contributions legislation
on which Class 1A National Insurance contributions are payable, such as benefits in kind
Using your Apprenticeship Levy Allowance
The allowance reduces the amount of Apprenticeship Levy you have to pay by £15,000 across the year. You cannot carry over any unused allowance into the next tax year. At LAT Apprenticeships we can help and advise you on accessing your levy along with other matters relating to apprenticeships, including how to claim incentive payments. Please call on 07729 115972 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Further information regarding this, please visit Apprenticeship Levy.