Third of employers paying levy in April don’t know it exists yet.

A third of employers who will have to pay the new apprenticeship levy from April are not even aware it exists, a worrying new survey report has shown.

City & Guilds has today published the results of a poll with 500 senior decision makers on their knowledge of the imminent apprenticeship reforms, carried out last November and December, but alarmingly the responses indicated that 33 per cent of those who will have to pay the new charge knew nothing about it.

And out of those that were aware of the levy, only a third felt “fully informed” about how the resulting employer-led system will work. 

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