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Published on Fri, 25/02/2022 - 14:18

The Apprenticeship Levy is a tax on salary bills introduced in 2017. There are many funders who deem the Apprenticeship Levy cost ineligible when costing a project; this includes CRUK, Royal Society, Leverhulme, BHF and the BA.

For applications to these funders, you must manually set the NI rates file to the 5 April file for the current year in order to exclude the cost of the levy from the salary cost. A list of funders and full X5 instructions are available in the X5 user guide The Rates tab (