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Just 4 weeks left to claim the government incentive for your business

By aspiration | 31 Aug 2021 | Category: Blog
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There is just four weeks left to claim the government incentive payment of up to £4000 for hiring a new apprentice…

In July 2020, the government announced an incentive that was to be made available to all employers hiring a new apprentice, giving them the opportunity to claim up to £3000 depending on the age of the apprentice.

This current scheme was due to end on March 31st  2021, but in the budget given by the chancellor earlier this year, it was announced that the scheme was to be extended and also increased to £3000 that is not dependant on the age of the apprentice and extended to 30th September 2021.

Employers can now claim £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who have joined their organisation from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021. This is in addition to the £1,000 employers were already eligible to receive for hiring an apprentice age 16-18 years old.

Employers can apply for incentive payments for these apprentices from 1st June 2021 to 30th November 2021 via the apprentice service account.

For all apprentices that were hired between 1st August 2020 and 31 March 2021, the previous incentive scheme applies:

  • 16 to 24, employers will receive £2,000
  • 25 and over, employers will receive £1,500

To claim the incentive for apprentices hired within the above time frame this must be done before 31st May 2021.

To find out how we can help your business recruit an apprentice in time for the 30th September 2021 deadline or if you need help on claiming the incentive, get in touch with at enquiries@aspirationtraining.com or on 0152 735 9646

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