Consultation on the Scottish Government’s response to the UK apprenticeship levy

The UK Government announced its plans to introduce a UK wide apprenticeship levy from April 2017.  

The Scottish GovernmentEmployers will pay 0.5% of their annual pay bill in excess of £3m through the PAYE system.  Scottish Ministers will decide how to allocate Scotland’s share of the levy and would like to work with employers to shape their response to its introduction.

Modern Apprenticeships play an increasingly important part in Scotland’s approach to workforce development and youth employment.  In partnership with employers and training providers, the Scottish Government has increased the number of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities to 26,000 in 2016/17.  As part of Scotland’s Youth Employment Strategy Developing the Young Workforce the Scottish Government is committed to increasing the number of opportunities to 30,000 a year by 2020.

Employers can complete a survey to give their views on how levy funding coming to Scotland can be used to benefit employers, individuals and our economy as a whole.

 

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