I’ve always used the place of training for the employer identifier but a discussion with a colleague has sown seeds of doubt in my mind. Her point is if we don’t use the parent company i.e. the one actually paying the levy, how can the ESFA systems match the funding back to the levy paying employer. I’ve looked through the guidance but it doesn’t say for sure not to use the parent company so now I’m a little worried that I have the wrong ERN against my levy apprentices.
The simple answer is the A/S does not use the ERN directly to match funding back to he levy paying employer, the primary match is carried out using the ULN and matching this back to the A/S account.