The Apprenticeship Levy is a UK Government employment tax that is due to come into force in April 2017. It will be applied across the whole of the UK. The Welsh Government is working with the UK Government to understand the impact of the introduction of the Levy in Wales.
The Welsh Government has commited to a minimum of 100,000 quality, all age apprenticeships, to be delivered over the next 5 years. All age apprenticeships together with the all age employability programme are central to our proposed skills reforms. They support our longer term vision for how apprenticeships contribute to a more prosperous, more resilient and more equal Wales.
Employers in Wales do not have to wait for the Levy to be collected in order to engage with the Apprenticeship Programme.
For more information about the Levy and Apprenticeship Skills Policy Plan please browse the related documents below.
For more information about the Apprenticeship programme in Wales, you can e-mail the Welsh Government's Apprenticeship Unit directly:
Alternatively, specific questions for the UK Government on the collection of the Levy can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08000 150 600.