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Apprentices: Taxation

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL9577, tabled on 17 July 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to use the apprenticeship levy funds made available by the fall in apprenticeship starts to reinstate the contracts which were removed from experienced small training providers.

Answered on

25 July 2018

Any unspent apprenticeship funds in levy payer accounts are used to support levy-paying employers who spend more than the funds available in their accounts and to fund apprenticeship training for non-levy payers.

The procurement for apprenticeship training for non-levy payers was managed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. We did not remove contracts from training providers, but as with any procurement, some bidders were not successful. We are not able to revisit the decisions made at that time, nor are we able to award funding to bidders that were not successful, as the procurement is now closed.