Child Benefit

LFE was informed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that following their review, parents/guardians of Apprentices on the ASE programme in Football are no longer entitled to receive Child Benefit.

This is because HMRC deem the Scholarship Agreement to be a Contract of Employment and therefore consider Apprentices to be in employment (as opposed to the ‘non-employed’ status they were previously considered as), which now makes Apprentices ineligible for Child Benefit.