New Apprenticeship Levy Scheme

This is a brief summary of how things are changing:

The new Apprenticeship levy scheme:

If PAYE turnover is over £3m then a 0.5% levy has to be paid in (with an initial tax allowance of £15k).  this equates to no levy being paid on the first £3m of PAYE turnover

If PAYE turnover is less than £3m then no levy will be paid.  However, any training will have to be paid for and subsidised by the government at a rate of 2:1 (ie. An electrician’s course will be £27k; £9k paid by the Company with £18k subsidised by the government)

 

Some of the new rules:

  • The levy will have to be paid on a monthly basis into an account.  If that fund is not claimed within 18 months then it will be lost and cannot be claimed back
  • A Company can only claim back the amount they have paid in, no more.  If they do any more training after their pot is empty then they will only get an additional 10% subsidy against it.  Bearing in mind there is a £15k tax allowance, a Company with £5m PAYE turnover would have paid in £10k but have a pot of £25k
  • The funds can ONLY be used for apprenticeship training
  • This levy is going to be in addition to the CITB levy!
  • To claim the funding, it will be split (For example with 16-18 year olds):

Recruit: £5,400

If a small business then an additional £2,700 can be claimed

If the apprentice completes and passes their course an additional £2,700 can be claimed

TOTAL: £10,800 per apprentice

NOTE: The apprentice has to pass by the 2nd attempt or the completion amount will not be paid

 

There are definite advantages of being below the £3m PAYE threshold:

  1. There is no additional levy to pay
  2. You can claim more per apprentice (£18k compared to £10,800)
  3. There is no limit to the number of apprentices as you have not got a pot that can dry up

 

As this is due to come in next year.  The advice I would give is take on an apprentice this year especially if they are 16-18 as they will still be free.

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Toilet Refurbishment - Education Building Services - Waller Services Kent

New Boys Toilets

The first phase of toilet refurbishment works at Langtons Junior Academy in Hornchurch, Essex is now complete. The second phase will also be carried out during the school summer holidays. The new boys toilets have been completely modernised. The area is now much brighter with LED lighting being added and a new suspended ceiling in place. Additionally, new vinyl flooring has been laid to match the colour scheme along with sinks and vanity units with oval mirrors providing the finishing touch.

Waller Building Services in Schools

In the last five years, Waller Building has worked in over 125 schools. Our reputation in the education sector is growing fast. The services we provide include smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds. Waller Building is a Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor approved company. We are also a Kent County Council approved contractor. All of our workmen are DBS checked. This means you can be assured that our staff are suitable to work in your school. You can also be confident that we are a company that is built on trust. If your school is planning any size of project, we would be delighted to provide you with a quotation. Furthermore we would be happy to price any maintenance or refurbishment works for you.

Building Services We Provide

We cover all of the building as well as glazing services that a school may need. This includes, toilet and kitchen refurbishments. We also install fencing, flooring and carry out complete new builds. Furthermore the glazing division carries out window repairs. We also install uPVC and aluminium windows and doors. View our case studies to see projects we have recently completed on our website.

Contact Waller Building

We are based in Sittingbourne, Kent. We carry out works throughout the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435 Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

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CHAS Accreditation

Waller Associates Limited has proudly renewed our Chas Accreditation this year!

Waller Associates

In 1993 Steve Waller started Waller Building Services after training as a quantity surveyor. Waller Associates Limited was set up and Waller Building Services became a trading division within that company. In 2010, an opportunity arose that dove tailed well with the existing company structure.  A long established local Glazing company went into administration which produced the need for a commercial and domestic glazing supplier in the area.  Their commercial glazing manger, Paul Hayward, liked the way we operated as a company and therefore a new division was formed.

Waller Building Services

Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.

Waller Glazing Services

Our glazing projects include window, door and also glass repairs. We also carry out complete window and door installations. You can see examples of our glazing works by viewing the case studies on our website.

Building on Trust….

Waller Building and Glazing Services is registered to Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. We are also approved by Kent County Council. Waller Associates is a company that you can trust. We would be happy to give you a quotation on any size of works. You can See examples of our building works by viewing the case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435. Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

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Golf Day - Waller Services Kent

Golf Day 2016

A big thank you to all of our clients, suppliers and staff that took part in this year’s golf day 2016. It’s fairway to say that this was the best hole in one so far! The day started with a bacon roll followed by a round of golf then tee, which consisted of ham, egg and chips. Thank’s to the guys that had to drive a long way to Cobtree Manor Golf Club in Maidstone, you putt in a real big effort. Everyone played well, even those that are a bit green when it comes to the rules of golf. Some of us felt quite rough (let’s face it we aren’t 18 anymore) after a long day of sport but found the refreshments rewarding, particularly at the clubhouse. Everyone played their part and chipped in, even if they had to iron out some weaknesses. Would we do it again,? Course we wood!

Waller Associates

In 1993 Steve Waller started Waller Building Services after training as a quantity surveyor. Over the next few years the company grew and it was in July, 2000, when the decision was made for Waller Building Services to become a Limited company.  Therefore Waller Associates Limited was set up and Waller Building Services became a trading division within that company. In 2010, an opportunity arose that dove tailed well with the existing company structure.  A long established local Glazing company went into administration which produced the need for a commercial and domestic glazing supplier in the area.  Their commercial glazing manger, Paul Hayward, liked the way we operated as a company and therefore a new division was formed.

Waller Building Services

Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.

Waller Glazing Services

Our glazing projects include window, door and also glass repairs. We also carry out complete window and door installations. You can see examples of our glazing works by viewing the case studies on our website.

Building on Trust….

Waller Building and Glazing Services is registered to Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. We are also approved by Kent County Council. Waller Associates is a company that you can trust. We would be happy to give you a quotation on any size of works. You can See examples of our building works by viewing the case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435. Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

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Health & Safety

Due to a breach of health & safety regulations, a building company were fined £40,000 with £3,000 costs under the Health and Safety at Work Act etc 1974 and Regulation 22(1)a of the CDM Regs 2007. Building materials fell through the site hoarding onto the pavement and highway.

Working At Height

Furthermore a roofing company was fined £18,000 with £4,089 costs after a worker fell through a roof light 3 metres to the ground and suffered injuries to his head, wrist and hip. Another company was fined £10,000 with £1,355 costs after a worker slipped and fell 7 metres through a roof sheet when replacing roof lights.  In this case no risk assessment had taken place or precautions taken to prevent falls from the edge of the roof or various fragile elements.

Hand-Arm Vibration

2 construction firms have been fined £12,000 with £8,246 costs. The other £280,000 with costs of £8,246 under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 for failing to adequately manage risk where workers were regularly exposed to hand arm vibration through the use of range of vibratory tools.

Waller Associates

In 1993 Steve Waller started Waller Building Services after training as a quantity surveyor. Over the next few years the company grew and it was in July, 2000, when the decision was made for Waller Building Services to become a Limited company.  Therefore Waller Associates Limited was set up and Waller Building Services became a trading division within that company. In 2010, an opportunity arose that dove tailed well with the existing company structure.  A long established local Glazing company went into administration which produced the need for a commercial and domestic glazing supplier in the area.  Their commercial glazing manger, Paul Hayward, liked the way we operated as a company and therefore a new division was formed.

Waller Building Services

Clients include schools, local authorities and private customers. Our building services consist of smaller refurbishments through to extensions and new builds.

Waller Glazing Services

Our glazing projects include window, door and also glass repairs. We also carry out complete window and door installations. You can see examples of our glazing works by viewing the case studies on our website.

Building on Trust….

Waller Building and Glazing Services is registered to Fensa, Chas, Constructionline and Safecontractor. We are also approved by Kent County Council. Waller Associates is a company that you can trust. We would be happy to give you a quotation on any size of works. You can See examples of our building works by viewing the case studies on our website.

Contact Waller Building and Glazing

Based in Sittingbourne, Kent, we carry out works throughout as well as the south east of England. If you would like a quotation on any size of project, please contact us. Call 01795 424435. Additionally email mark@wallerservices.com

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