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