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Use the new Employment Allowance to help your business grow

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Dean Clough Cooking School used the £2,000 saving in National Insurance contributions (NICs) to hire an apprentice for its training scheme.

Making the Employer Allowance work for you

At the Dean Clough Cooking School, Managing Director Ruth Robinson puts state-of-the-art facilities second only to one thing: people. Turning out top quality chefs is the aim. Ruth is investing the £2000 Employment Allowance that Dean Clough will save in National Insurance contributions, by hiring another apprentice for their Halifax-based training scheme.

Investing the Employment Allowance at Dean Clough

The GREAT Business campaign has a wealth of information for employers about hiring apprentices, and about the government support available. There are also some terrific case studies on the GREAT Business website demonstrating the vital role that apprenticeships play in the UK economy.

Employers can now claim the Employment Allowance and reduce their employer Class 1 National Insurance contributions (NICs) by up to £2,000.

David Cameron has written to nearly 2 million businesses and charities encouraging them to check their eligibility for Employment Allowance.