CITB Transition Package

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What is the CITB Transition Package?

The CITB Transition Package is a one year package to help employers who have to pay both the CITB Levy and the government’s Apprenticeship Levy in the 2017/18 tax year.

Employers who have to pay the Apprenticeship Levy will get an enhancement to the training grants they claim. This enhancement excludes a Supplementary Grant payment, or the Exceptional Training Grant.

For employers who have a PAYE bill of more than £3m a year, there is a cap on how much more they can get on top of their grants claim.

The cap is set at 0.5% of their PAYE bill as declared on their 2016 Levy return. This cap is to prevent any profiting from the CITB Transition Package.

Successful applicants will get paid in four instalments in the 2017/18 tax year.

Full details on the business rules for this package are available.

Who can apply for the CITB Transition Package?

CITB registered employers who will pay the CITB Levy as indicated in their 2016 Levy Assessment Notice (2016 Levy Return), and the government Apprenticeship Levy from 6 April 2017 to 5 April 2018.

How to apply for this package

If you meet the criteria listed above, you may need to fill in the CITB Transition Package declaration form (see Start declaration button below).

To set the cap, CITB will assume by default that each Levy Return will have the £3m Apprenticeship Levy allowance.

If your allowance is less than £3m because of a connected company relationship, you can tell CITB how you are distributing your allowance across your businesses in your declaration. The information you provide will then form part of how we calculate your cap.

Before you fill in the form, you need to gather the following information:

  • your Companies House registration number
  • your CITB registration number (if available)
  • your Apprenticeship Levy allowance value in GBP for the 2017/18 tax year.

And if your company is a subsidiary or part of a group of companies, you will need to provide the same information as above for each of the connected companies.

You can use any operating system, browser or device to fill in this form, apart from iOS devices and browsers.

You can save your declaration and go back to it at a later date. Details of how to continue your declaration will be given once you have filled in the ‘Your details’ section of the form.

Please email if you have further questions on filling in the form or about this package.

Application deadline

The deadline for completing the declaration is 31 May 2017.

Declarations submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the Transition Package.

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