ESFA Pledge to Reduce Red Tape for Employers

By Tricia

August 2023

August 2023

By Tricia

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) are making better use of data held across government to reduce evidence requirements for employers. In July 2023 they announced they will use the data held by other government departments to simplify the way that they verify the employment of apprentices.

To verify that an apprentice meets the ‘employed status’ eligibility criteria, they will match the information they hold against the information that the employer has submitted to HMRC through their Pay as You Earn Scheme (PAYE).  We welcome this move, anything the government can do to reduce the employer work-load when employing an apprentice has to be good news.

If you need advice on how to add a PAYE scheme to your apprenticeship account, we would direct you to this article which explains what you need to do.