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Deregulation Act 2015

Section 4: English apprenticeships: funding arrangements

26.“Approved English apprenticeships” are to be funded by the Secretary of State under section 100 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (as amended by paragraph 2 of Schedule 1 to the Act and paragraph 13 of Schedule 14 to the Act) or under another of the Secretary of State’s powers to fund such apprenticeships. The Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs have agreed to administer apprenticeship payments on behalf of the Secretary of State. This section allows for these arrangements. Where such arrangements are made, the Commissioners may make regulations as to the administration of the payments. Apprenticeship payments may be paid to persons, such as employers of apprentices, for any purpose connected to approved English apprenticeships. Such payments include payments to encourage opportunities for individuals to do approved English apprenticeships or to work afterwards.

27.The section forms part of the law of England and Wales but it relates only to approved English apprenticeships. This section comes into force on a day to be appointed by the Secretary of State in a commencement order.

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