Issue details

Schools Apprenticeship Levy

The Government aims to recruit 3 million quality apprentices by 2020 and to support their aim, the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced in April 2017 for all employers with a pay bill of over £3 Million.  The first payments have been made to HMRC from the April 2017 payroll from both Lancashire County Council and Lancashire Community and Voluntary Controlled School payrolls on an approximate 50:50 basis. The Education, Skills Funding Agency then make payment of the Levy into a single Apprenticeship Levy account for Lancashire County Council (LCC). This account is managed and operated by Skills, Learning and Development (SL&D) service, which provides the only access to this funding for the Authority and for Schools.


It is proposed that SL&D service continue to work with Lancashire Schools through the Lancashire Schools Forum (LSF) to establish working practices to maximise the utilisation of the Schools element of the Apprenticeship Levy. The SL&D service will work with the LSF and others to explore and implement funding options to support this activity.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/08/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I  -

Decision due: 10 Aug 2017 by Cabinet

Lead member: Leader of the County Council

Contact: Pam Goulding Email: Tel: 01772 532345.


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