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Backdating of Starts Under Young Talent for Business

Please Note :The message below supersedes any other guidance, which may not have been updated in time.

You may be aware that the Young Talent for Business initiative has had a policy in place to back-date and accept Starts from when the initiative was announced/launched on 23rd April 2013.

This was put in place to ensure employers did not miss out as a result of the delay in getting the initiative to the ‘live’ stage later that year.

However, due to a recent and general decline in the requirement for backdating, we have decided to limit the window for submitting the relevant paperwork:

As of 19th June 2014, Birmingham Jobs Fund, will only allow 4 weeks to receive the Starter Paperwork from authorised bodies from start of employment (for Non-Apprentices) or start of Apprenticeship Training Framework (for Apprentices) (see definitions below).

In cases where paperwork is received after that, we cannot guarantee any expenditure incurred by the Training Provider or Employer – it cannot be counted as eligible spend and subsequently payment cannot be made in respect of that case. We cannot accept liability for costs incurred as a result of no reimbursement due to late submission of required paperwork.


Starter paperwork includes, a) Employer Declaration Form, b) Schedule of Apprentices Form (or the Young Person’s Information Form for Non-Apprentices), and c) Equality Monitoring & Data Sharing Form.

Authorised bodies means Training Providers or Employers already signed-up to an Agreement with Birmingham City Council to access the Birmingham Jobs Fund.

Access the above paperwork and more information about the process here.

Starter paperwork can be emailed to youngtalentforbusiness@birmingham.gov.uk

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 Last Updated : 18th June 2014