The Apprenticeship Levy was announced by the Chancellor in his July Budget. The formal consultation exercise on the proposal was launched on 21 August 2015 by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and the Skills Minister, Nick Boles. The consultation seeks views on the government's proposal to introduce an apprenticeship levy to enable employers to choose and pay for the apprenticeship training. More details about the consultation exercise and how to respond can be found here. The closing date is 2 October.