The Apprenticeship Levy came into force in April 2017. If you are a business with a payroll of over £3 million (including your contingent labour payrolls), you will have had to pay the 0.5 per cent levy. From April 2019, recruitment businesses have started to lose unspent levy money taken in tax 2 years ago.
The REC’s Training for Temps campaign calls on the industry, the public and employers, to stand with us by signing our public petition. We are asking the government to broaden the Apprenticeship Levy so that workers on more flexible and temporary contracts can benefit. We are calling for these recommendations to be piloted within the recruitment industry.
Currently the government is engaging with employers on how the Apprenticeship Levy operates. This is an opportunity for us to put forward our case. Reforming the Apprenticeship Levy into something more flexible will not only benefit recruiters, it will also help workers on temporary contracts to progress and improve the wider UK economy. You can help support our campaign using the following steps:
"Sign our petition today!"
"960,000 temporary workers in need of skills training are being denied access to courses which could lead to significant pay rises and enhanced quality of life".
1. Boost opportunities for all workers
2. Help us tackle the current skills shortages our country faces
3. Help more people contribute to the UK economy through career progression
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by signing our petition