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About the Levy Scheme

The apprenticeship levy share scheme is a government-backed program that allows large employers to transfer up to 25% of their unused levy funds to other businesses. This can help smaller businesses to take on apprentices and invest in their workforce.

The apprenticeship levy share scheme is a great way to support apprenticeships and help enhance the UK’s workforce. As Members accrue unused levy funds, they can transfer them to smaller businesses that are looking to take on apprentices. This can help to level the playing field and give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop their skills.

The scheme is simple to use. You can find eligible businesses on this apprenticeship service website.

Once you have received an application for funds, you will be asked to approve the request.

The funds will then be transferred to the other business and can be used to pay for the training and assessment of their apprentices.

The apprenticeship levy share scheme is a great way to give back to your community and help to create a skilled workforce for the future. If you are a large employer with unused levy funds, I encourage you to consider using the scheme.

Learn more about the apprenticeship levy share scheme and find eligible businesses on the apprenticeship service website.


  • Help to create a skilled workforce
  • Level the playing field for smaller businesses
  • Support apprenticeships in your community
  • Give back to your community
  • Make a difference to the future of the UK economy

Extra Bits

Freelancer & Contractor Services Association (FCSA) is the UK’s leading membership association for service providers to freelancers and contractors. FCSA promotes best practice, raises standards, and provides resources and support to help their Members and the wider sector succeed.

FCSA have over 60 Members, including umbrella companies, limited company advisors, and self-employed/CIS contractor providers. Members are committed to providing high-quality services to their clients, and we work with them to ensure that they are compliant with all relevant regulations.

We offer a comprehensive range of resources to our members, including:

  • Webinars and training courses on a variety of topics, such as tax, employment law, and compliance
  • Articles and guidance on best practices
  • A whistleblowing hotline for contractors to report concerns about non-compliance
  • Networking opportunities with other service providers
  • Accredited membership, which provides a seal of approval for members who meet our high standards

We are also active in lobbying on behalf of the temporary labour sector. We work with policymakers to ensure that the needs of the freelance and contractor sector are represented, believing that everyone should have the opportunity to succeed in the workplace, regardless of their employment status.

To learn more about the FCSA, please visit our website at