The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) have recently announced changes to the apprenticeship incentives announced by the Chancellor in 2020 under the Plan for Jobs.
Phase 1 application window extension
The ESFA have extended the application window for incentive payments for new apprentices who joined organisations between 1 August 2020 and 31 March 2021.
Employers can now apply for these apprentices until 31 May 2021.
Phase 2 incentive payments increase
To support employers, incentive payments for apprentices taken on as new employees from 1 April are increasing.
Employers will receive £3,000 for new employees of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.
This is in addition to existing funding when taking on a young person aged 16-18, or up to the age of 25 with an Education, Health and Care Plan or has been in local authority care.
Further information can be found in the Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice guidance
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