Housing Associations and the Levy

The Apprenticeship Levy, which will be introduced in April 2017, is a key policy in the government’s drive to hit its target of 3 million new apprentices by 2020. All large employers across all sectors, with a payroll in excess of £3m per year, will be impacted regardless of whether or not they currently offer apprenticeships.

It has been estimated that the UK’s 30 largest Housing Associations will pay around £7.5m between them, and the Levy has the potential to impact hundreds of other Housing Associations, requiring them to potentially change their approach to recruitment and skills development for their own staff and those in their service supply chain.