The Apprenticeship Levy in 2018/19

The Apprenticeship Levy in 2018/19
Jack Simpson
Written by Jack Simpson
Wednesday, 14 March 2018 09:15

It’s hard to believe that a new tax year is very nearly upon us. At Dataplan, the preparations are well underway to ensure a smooth transition into 2018/19.

One of the most significant changes to the payroll landscape with effect from 2017/18 was the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. Over the last year – we have done our upmost to aid our clients in adjusting to this new legislative requirement as seamlessly as possible.

Now that 2018/19 is fast approaching – we feel it is the right time to update you regarding the Apprenticeship Levy in the forthcoming tax year.

Our assumption will be that – if we reported the Apprenticeship Levy on your behalf in 2017/18, then we should do the same for 2018/19. We will likewise assume that, if we did not report the Levy on your behalf in 2017/18, then we should not be reporting it for 2018/19.

If either of these assumptions are incorrect in the case of your payroll, then please let us know, so we can take the appropriate action before your first 2018/19 payroll is run.

For customers moving onto the Apprenticeship Levy for the first time – after a one-off £50 administration fee, to cover the time taken at our end to action the Levy set-up, there are no extra costs and reporting the Levy becomes a standard part of your payroll service.

If you are unsure about whether your payroll is Levy liable – then we recommend taking a look at the handy HMRC guidance here:

For further information regarding the Levy, please give us a call on 03331 123456

Jack Simpson

After completing his studies at the University of Warwick, Jack joined Dataplan in September 2015 as a Graduate Trainee Payroll Professional. Prior to this, he performed a holiday job at FB Wealth Management Limited, Dataplan’s sister company, on four separate occasions.

Outside of work, Jack is a follower of Nottingham Forest Football Club and takes a keen interest in politics and current affairs.

Payroll Superpower - Razor Sharp Vision

Jack’s Razor Sharp eye for detail means no BACS or PAYE issue goes undetected.

Want Super Hero Customer Service?

Get a quote