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16-19 Bursary Fund

The 16-19 Bursary Fund is a scheme intended to financially support the most vulnerable 16-19 year olds in full time education/training.  The money will be distributed by colleges/training providers.

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Child Benefit

Child Benefit stops on 31 August on or after the 16th birthday, after leaving education or training however It continues for those that stay in approved education or training

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Post 16 Finance - Employment/employed apprenticeships

If an employed apprenticeship is secured or full time employment entered into, Child Benefit and Tax Credits payments will stop.

All employed apprentices must receive a wage of at least £3.70 per hour from 1st April 2018.  In some cases this may be higher; this is dependent upon the employer.

From April 2018 the National Minimum Wage was increased to the following:

16 - 17 year olds - £4.20 per hour

18 - 20 year olds - £5.90 per hour

21 – 24 year olds - £7.38 per hour

25 and over - £7.83

These rates are usually revised on an annual basis every April.



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