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CITB confirms levy rate reduction proposal

19 June 2017

Following consultation with members, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has proposed a cut in the levy rate from 0.5% to 0.35% PAYE.

It has received approval from its main board and Levy Working Party (which consists of firms of all sizes across England, Scotland and Wales).

The next stage is a formal consensus process that will run from early July to the end of September.

This provides members of consensus federations with the opportunity to air their views.

This will be of particular interest to a large number of FM contractors, particularly those with extensive training schemes who are members of the CITB.

An independent survey will also be conducted with non-CITB members and aims to include up to 6,000 employees.

When the consensus period ends in September, the next step will be for it to be formally ratified by the government.

CITB chief executive Sarah Beale said: "We firmly believe this offers value to employers and will deliver great impact for our industry in generating the construction skills it requires.

"It was critical that we extensively consulted employers across England, Scotland and Wales on this and our future plans."

Ms Beale further stated she looked forward to sharing the results of the consensus and how CITB will use funds from the levy to support training initiatives.

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