CIPP respond to BIS in respect of the Apprenticeships Levy

30 September 2015

BIS have invited comments on the proposal to introduce an Apprenticeships Levy on large employers which would provide a fund for all employers to choose and pay for apprenticeship training. The proposal is to collect the levy through the employer’s PAYE processes.

The consultation covers the implementation of the levy. More detail on the levy rate and scope is promised for later in the year.

As this isn’t the first time we have called upon members to consider the proposal of collecting funding of Apprenticeship training through PAYE processes we were unsurprised that you responded in the majority to reject the proposal that this levy should be collected via the payroll, as one respondent is quoted “Unless the levy is earnings, nothing should go through the payroll including this. A payroll system is just that, it isn't an all function accounting system to communicate and ease the government's burdens!”

Thank you to those of you who responded to this survey, we appreciate your commitment following a long summer of surveys.

To read the full response, please click on the link below.

CIPP response to the consultation on the apprenticeships levy