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Parliament: Apprentices

Question for Department for Education

UIN 7075, tabled on 4 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answers of 21 April 2017 to Questions 70502 and 70503, on apprentices: Parliament, how much has been paid by the House of Commons and by hon. Members of the House of Commons and Members of the House of Lords.

Answered on

12 September 2017

Introduced on 6 April 2017, the apprenticeship levy requires all UK employers with an annual pay bill of £3 million or more to pay 0.5% of their paybill to invest in apprenticeship training.

The levy is collected from UK employers on a monthly basis via PAYE.

The expected yield for the apprenticeship levy is published in table B.5 (‘Current Receipts’) in the Spring Budget 2017 document. This is available at:

Data on how much individual employers contribute to the levy will not be made publicly available because of taxpayer confidentiality.