Survey from government on allowing companies to transfer some Apprenticeship Levy funds to other companies

17 Aug 2017

From April 2018, the government Education and Skills Funding Agency plan to allow levy paying employers to transfer up to 10% of their levy credits to other employers or Apprenticeship Training Agencies (ATAs) using the apprenticeship service. 

They have just begun the next phase of work, where they are developing the details on how transfers will be implemented. To support this work, ESFA are looking to get feedback from a wide range of groups to understand what they would need from a transfers service, and to help them design the functionality to meet those needs.

ESFA would very much welcome your input at this stage. The survey which should only take 5 minutes to complete, is available here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MDYXJGM

It is currently due to close on Friday 18th August – apologies for government short notice during a holiday period.

In addition to the survey, the project user researcher will be conducting interviews (both via telephone and in person). If you are interested in feeding in your views, which will involve things like giving feedback on prototypes, please indicate this in your survey response, and their user researcher will be in touch.

If you would like to speak with the project team directly, please contact Helen Jones or Ian Vickers who would be very happy to talk you through their work or take on board any feedback you may have. Their details are below:

Helen Jones I helen.jones@education.gov.uk I 07384237363

Ian Vickers I ian.vickers@digital.education.gov.uk I 07905503071