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Created 14 January 2021 13:20
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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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...
14 January 2021 14:42
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!
14 January 2021 15:27
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.
14 January 2021 18:31
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!!!)
15 January 2021 09:22
Wonderfully ambiguous as always! But I think the areas you've referenced do imply it, thanks Steve :)
15 January 2021 09:32 (Edited)