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Employers no longer have to pay National Insurance for apprentices

Posted: 18th May 2016   In: Business Employment

Employers no longer have to make National Insurance contributions for apprentices under the age of 25.

The change came into effect on 6 April and applies to both new and current apprenticeships. It will produce a saving of about £1,000 a year when employing an apprentice earning £16,000 a year.

The government says it is committed to reforming apprenticeships to ensure they are high quality and responsive to the needs of employers by:

Skills Minister Nick Boles said: “Apprenticeships make sense for young people and for business. If you’re an employer not already reaping the benefits, now is the time to act.”

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