Lyn Joyce

incentive payments

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can you offset any incentive payments against monies that the employer owes the training provider, ie co-investment payments in arrears, i think the answer is no but i have been asked by the employer if they could. Can't seem to find a definitive answer in any of the guides. I am on about any of the incentives that are paid into the provider account, not the ones on the digital account that the employer claims for themselves. MTIA 

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Steveh

Nooooooo... Incentives *have* to come out of your bank account (within 30 days or receiving them) and co-investment has to come in to your bank account... It's an audit check, so there's not really any other option...

Matt Wood

Hi Steve,

Please can you point me in the direction to where it says employers need to be paid within 30 days? I couldn't see it in the app technical funding guide but I know you're right!

Lyn Joyce

Thanks Steve that's what I thought but I am struggling to find the guidance for this to show the employer, I like Matt know i have seen it , i know the incentive has to be paid within 30 days of receipt but again don't know where from !!can you kindly point me in the right direction.

Steveh

Ooh, good question!

I *think* what's happened is the Provider Rules have got a bit tangled. There are several references to payment within 30 days (eg P122 V2 20/21) but, read individually, they're only explicitly about the Care Leavers Bursary and the payments for 19-24s with EHCPs BUT, if you read from P115 onwards, I think it can be pretty clearly inferred that it applies to all of the additional payments?  I think, when they've added the Care Leavers stuff, it's muddied the waters a bit (haven't got time to go back three years and see what it used to say!!!)

Matt Wood

Wonderfully ambiguous as always! But I think the areas you've referenced do imply it, thanks Steve :)

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