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The Human Resource Development Law of 1999 to 2007 [Law No. 125(I)/1999, No. 52(I)/2006 and No. 21(I)/2007].
The Regulations for the Human Resource Development Authority (Levy Payable by Employers) of 1979 to (No.2) of 2008.
The Human Resource Develepment Fund is financed by levies payable by the employers. The Human Resource Development Fund is Established under the relevant legislation.
Every employer in the Republic of Cyprus (Government Controlled Area of Cyprus).
The term "employer" does not include the Government of the Republic and the self-employed persons.
Each employer is obliged to pay to the Human Resource Development Fund a Levy not exceeding 1% (today 0.5%) of the payable remuneration to each of his employees, as it might be specified from time to time. The Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus, with the approval of the Council of Ministers, specifies by Regulations the method and the date of payment of the Levy.
The Government of the Republic and the self-employed are exempted from the payment of the Levy.
The Levy is payable by the employer not later than the end of the calendar month that follows the month in which the remuneration to the employees is due.
The Levy is collected by the Social Insurance Services of the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance and then is forwarded to the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus.
The Levy is paid to the Human Resource Development Fund (HRD Fund), which constitutes property of the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (HRDA). The HRD Fund is operated by the HRDA according to the Human Resource Development Law and is used exclusively for achieving the aims of the HRDA. The purpose of the HRDA is the development of the human resources at all levels and in all sectors of employment within the framework and the priorities of the economic and social policy of the Republic.