Trade bodies ensure another three years of CITB

Grant Prior 3 years ago
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The CITB has received industry backing to operate for another three years.

The training body is now set to have its latest Levy Order for 2022-25 rubber-stamped by the government.

This will see the Levy continue at the rates of 0.35% for PAYE and 1.25% for Net paid (Taxable) CIS Sub-contractors.

Votes in the triennial consensus process were cast by 14 trade bodies and “an independent survey of 4,000 employers”. Eleven of the 14 industry trade bodies backed the CITB.

Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Gillian Keegan said: “My thanks go out to both the staff at the CITB for facilitating a complex process and to the employers, other members and reps for your active participation.”

Sarah Beale, outgoing CITB Chief Executive, said: “At an extremely tough time, construction employers have demonstrated that they still believe that the Levy and grant system is critical in addressing the industry’s skill needs and their support for the Levy Proposals.

“In developing our future plans, we will listen hard to what employers told us in how we can ensure that the Levy works for them and provides support that is relevant, easy to understand and accessible.”

Ian Anfield, managing director of Hudson Contract, said: “Some of our clients will be incredibly frustrated to hear the news, most will just shrug their shoulders, one or two may even be pleased, but none will be surprised.

“The consensus process is designed to return a ‘yes vote’ and that is exactly what it has done.”

 

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