Impact Futures & The Access Group champion care sector


2 November 2021

Impact Futures featured in Insider Media in September, on a key partnership with software provider The Access Group to provide critical skills investment in the care sector.

Impact Futures - a leading national training provider, is facilitating apprenticeship levy transfers from the Access Group, a leading provider of business management software and solutions across the UK and the Asia Pacific, who in September announced they were making the funds available to their client health and social care providers.

The generous levy transfers, which total £250,000 have given up to 10,500 UK registered care locations, from national care organisations to small, independent businesses, the opportunity to expand their teams through new apprentice recruits and the upskilling of existing employees.

What is the apprenticeship levy?

The apprenticeship levy is a 0.5% payroll tax for companies with a wage bill of more than £3 million a year, which can be reinvested through apprenticeship training.

Businesses paying the levy can transfer 25% of any unspent accumulated levy to another company for apprenticeship training and upskilling, often benefitting charitable organisations and enhancing the delivery and capacity of key services and sectors within the community. Impact Futures can advise over this process and help companies to develop a clear plan for the unspent levy.

Managing Director of The Access Group's Health and Social Care Division, Steve Sawyer commented on their donation:

“Access wanted to give something back to the sector and support operators up and down the country with further resources to attract and retain a new generation of care workers and to upskill their existing workforce alongside Impact Futures.”

Supporting the health and social care sector

It is hoped that this latest levy transfer will help to combat the impact of Covid-19 on a sector already struggling to recruit and retain trained staff. Discussing the impact of The Access Group’s transfer to the sector, CEO of Impact Futures Guy Helman commented:

“The ability to transfer apprenticeship levy funds to these employers will be vital in the UK’s economic recovery from both the Coronavirus pandemic and Brexit – both of which have hit staffing and retention in the healthcare sector hard.”

With Impact Futures, apprenticeship levy funds that might otherwise go to waste can be used to employ, train, and upskill. Individuals and organisations benefit equally through higher workplace morale and increased performance through formal skills training education.

Find out more information on the apprenticeship levy, and how Impact Futures can support the best utilisation of your funds.


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