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The government’s long-awaited proposals for the new system of funding for apprenticeships confirm that most employers will only have to contribute 10% towards an apprenticeship from April 2017.
Under the plans, employers that are too small to pay the levy – those with annual wage bills below £3m (around 98% of employers in England) - will have 90% of the costs of training paid for by the government.
Companies with fewer than 50 employees will have 100% of apprenticeship training costs covered for 16-18 year old apprentices.
Other proposals for the new apprenticeship funding model, which come into force from April 2017, include: