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Apprentices: Taxation

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 59976, tabled on 13 January 2017

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of sums to be accrued to the public purse from the apprenticeship levy on public sector bodies in each of the next three years.

Answered on

18 January 2017

The apprenticeship levy, will be a charge on all employers across the UK who have a paybill greater than £3 million. It is forecast to yield £2.6 billion in 2017-18, £2.7 billion in 2018-19 and £2.8 billion in 2019-20.

In 2016, the then Chancellor, in a letter to the Treasury Select Committee, set out an estimate of the impact of the apprenticeship levy on public sector bodies. This was published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letter-from-chancellor-to-chairman-of-treasury-select-committee-on-the-apprenticeship-levy.

Sub-national forecasts of the contribution made by public bodies and NHS trusts have not been made. The Scottish Government and the other devovled administrations will each receive a population share of the apprenticeship levy forecast as set out here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-agrees-apprenticeship-levy-funding-deal-with-devolved-administrations.

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