Time is running out to claim the apprentice incentive

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan said this week there are ‘no plans to extend the current apprenticeship incentives beyond their cut-off date on September 30. In an exclusive interview as part of the All About Apprenticeships podcast from the HomeServe Foundation, the Minister said the incentives, which offered grants to SMEs taking on an apprentice, had a deliberate time limit in order to force employers to take on an apprentice now. The Government is currently offering £3000 per newly recruited apprentice, regardless of age from 1st April 2021 to 30th September 2021. Claims are made via the DAS portal by the employer, claim window for this new incentive opened on June 1, 2021

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The deadline is 30th September 2021