Additional payments & incentives
Apprenticeships UK: Additional payments & incentives
Incentives, additional payments & grants for employers
Employers additional payments for apprenticeships UK
Employer apprentice incentive payments change regularly. This page contains current information on national payments administered via the ESFA. However, employers may be able to obtain further financial support through local schemes.
Apprenticeships UK: Additional payments, and incentives for employers
This page covers apprenticeships UK additional payments. The main payments made to employers are known as Additional Payments. These are a payment of £1,000 made in 2 x £500 payments at the 3 months and 365 day milestones of the apprenticeship.
To be eligible, the apprentice must be 16, 17 or 18 at date of enrollment (this may be after their employment start date) or aged between 19 and 24 years old and has either an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan provided by their local authority or has been in the care of their local authority.
How do I claim the additional payment?
Payment eligibility is calculated automatically by the ESFA and payments are paid by the ESFA to the training provider and the payment is forwarded to the employer. Whilst the eligibility for the payment is made at 3 months and 365 days, it can take longer for the ESFA payment to reconcile and transfer the payment to the training provider and employers should anticipate a reasonable delay.
If you are expecting a payment to be made to you, please contact us for the latest information.
COVID-19 related, A Plan for Jobs, employer incentives – Updated April 2021
From 1 April 2021 to 30th September 2021, you will be eligible to receive an incentive payment for hiring a new apprentice if at the start of the apprenticeship, the apprentice is a new employee.
Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice are £3,000 per apprentice for apprentices of all ages.
You should make this claim yourself, using the Digital Apprenticeship Service, and you must declare that they are a new employee and, are eligible in accordance with the funding rules. The deadline for claiming is 30th November 2021.
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