Any Research Organisation submitting an fEC Proposal to the Research Councils can now recover the costs of the Apprenticeship Levy.
The Research Councils in informal consultation with the sector, have agreed that the cost of the Levy can be recovered by adding the levy charge through direct staff costs, for both Directly Allocated and Directly Incurred Staff. This should be added to any UK based salary at 0.5%. This would not apply to any staff based at overseas Organisations.
The levy charge can be included on all future applications for research and fellowships grants submitted from this date, no amendments to applications or grants submitted or funded will be allowable, though the charge can be recovered through grant virement within the cash limits of the grant. Further details on how this can be entered into Je-S is attached here: Apprenticeship Levy charge guide (PDF, 74KB).