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The Apprenticeship Levy in 2018/19

The Apprenticeship Levy in 2018/19
Jack Simpson
Written by Jack Simpson
Thursday, 05 April 2018 13:33

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 nearly here – we feel it is the right time to update you regarding the Apprenticeship Levy in the forthcoming tax year.

Our payroll software makes detailed assessments on whether your company’s Levy-paying/non-paying status should change or remain in the same for the new tax year, based on gross NIC-able pay in 2017/18.

For customers moving onto the Apprenticeship Levy for the first time – after a one-off £25 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. It is our Dataplan process to liaise with these customers, in order to ensure that the correct allowance allocation is applied, before the first month’s Levy payment.

If you paid the Levy in 2017/18 and will remain liable in 2018/19 – then we ask that you get in touch with us if you wish your Levy allowance allocation to change.

We recommend taking a look at the handy HMRC guidance on the Levy here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pay-apprenticeship-levy#when-you-need-to-pay-it

For further information regarding our Levy liability assessments or any other aspect of the Apprenticeship Levy, please give us a call on 03331123456.

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.

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