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Incentive payments for hiring an apprentice extended to 31 March 2021.

By DTA | 12th February 2021 | News

The government have introduced payments to support employers who hire new apprentices between 1 August 2020 and 31 March 2021. You can apply for the payment until 30 April 2021.

The payment is in addition to the £1,000 employers already receive for hiring an apprentice:

To receive incentive payments, employers will need to sign the latest employer agreement in their apprenticeship service account.

How it works

If employers take on apprentices as new employees between 1 August 2020 and 31 March 2021, they'll receive:

• £2,000 for apprentices aged 16 to 24

• £1,500 for apprentices aged 25 and over

The payment can be spent on things like their apprentice's uniform or salary and you do not have to pay it back.

Check how incentive payments will be made 

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