The impact of the Apprenticeship Levy on apprenticeships and other training outcomes


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Since April 2017, UK employers with an annual pay bill above £3 million have contributed to the Apprenticeship Levy. In this paper we use a matched firm-learner dataset to explore changes in apprenticeship and other training outcomes between 2015/16 and 2018/19, a period which spans the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. The findings reveal that over the period, there was a substantial shift away from lower-level apprenticeship starts to higher-level starts. Moreover, this shift was greater for employers who were required to pay the Levy, with smaller reductions in lower-level...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Finance; Outcomes; Governance

Keywords: Outcomes of education and training; Taxation; Economics of education and training; Employers; Trend; Financial aspects; Apprentice; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Centre for Vocational Education Research, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2021

Physical description: ii, 31 p.

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Series: CVER discussion paper series; no. 034, April 2021

ISSN: 2398-7553

Statement of responsibility: Pietro Patrignani, Gavan Conlon, Andy Dickerson and Steve McIntosh

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 144.285

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