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Updates to apprenticeships funding reservations

By aspiration | 25 Mar 2021 | Category: Blog
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From 1 April 2021, the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) is making updates to the reservation of funds for employers who do not pay the apprenticeship levy. This change will enable employers to recruit additional apprentices and provide them with greater flexibility and reassurance when planning their apprenticeship programmes.

Employers can make up to 10 new reservations

This will enable employers to make up to 10 new reservations to fund new apprenticeship starts in the financial year 2021-22.

The ESFA will continue to monitor the number of reservations used by employers who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and will keep this under review.

Funds transferred from employers who pay the levy to other employers through the apprenticeship service are not included when measuring the number of reservations.

Employers who do not pay the apprenticeship levy can reserve funds for training and assessment in the ‘finance’ section of their apprenticeship service account. They can also give training providers permission to do this on their behalf. If you need any assistance with this, please get in touch with us and we are happy to support.

You can read more about this here.

Employers can reserve funds up to 6 months in advance

From 1 April 2021, the ESFA is extending the reservation period for employers who do not pay the apprenticeship levy from 3 to 6 months. This means that from 1 April, these employers will be able to reserve funds up to 6 months before an apprenticeship is planned to start.

This will give employers greater flexibility when planning their apprenticeship programmes and reassure them that funding for apprenticeships is available for a longer period.

You can read more about this here.

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