Apprenticeships levy: employer owned apprenticeships training

Closed 2 Oct 2015

Opened 21 Aug 2015


This consultation invites you to comment on the government’s proposal to introduce an apprenticeship levy to enable employers to choose and pay for the apprenticeship training.

The consultation seeks views on:

  • paying the levy;
  • how the levy should work for employers who operate across the whole of the UK;
  • how to make sure that employers paying the levy have the opportunity to get more out than they put in;
  • how best to give employers control of apprenticeships.


We would particularly welcome views from employers, business organisations, training organisations and anyone with a vested interest.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Business journalists
  • Trade bodies
  • Legal representative
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Businesses


  • Apprenticeships
  • Economic growth
  • Business investment