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A proposed offer to industry stating what priorities CITB have identified in order to train and qualify the construction industry and how CITB levy will be collected for the next three years, 2021 to 2023, will be distributed in April 2020.  This is not a vote to retain or close CITB, that decision is a lot more complicated and involves the Minister of State and Parliament.  To ensure FIS members get a say in how much Levy CITB can collect from the construction industry you must ensure:

  1. You complete your CITB Levy return on time.
  2. You ensure you state you are a member of the Finishes and Interiors Sector at section 1A of the return.

Here is an image of the 2019 Levy Return.  The 2020 Levy Return will have the same details but, will be a different colour:

 

 

 

 

Further guidance will be available from mid-March 2020 when the CITB proposed offer (the priorities for construction and levy collection) will be distributed via multiple means e.g. roadshows, online, websites and news media.  CITB will confirm to FIS the number of Levy paying employers and the value of their CITB Levy contribution.  The final amount of levy to be collected will be confirmed in CITB’s final offer during June or early July 2020, once the proposed plans are approved.

In order to provide information so that members can make an informed decision, FIS will produce a position statement in June 2020.  We will also be dealing directly with our Levy paying employer members and will have already been in regular contact with their Levy contact.  When issuing the survey, we will send this directly to our Levy contacts and the CEO, as we will expect the CEO to be responding to the question on behalf of the company. We do however expect the Levy contact to ensure the CEO has all the relevant information to allow them and their Board to decide on how the organisation should respond to the question.

Although it is yet to be confirmed, FIS will distribute the CITB consensus survey when it is available.  Your responses will be presented to the FIS Board in early to mid-September 2020.  The final response must be sent to CITB before the end of September 2020.  The Consensus Survey window will close on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

The two measures used to demonstrate consensus has been achieved using reasonable steps to consult will be:

  1. More than 50% of levy payers.

PLUS

  1. More than 50% of levy payable by employers that support the proposals (the value of what is to be collected)

Data from the 2017 Levy Consensus Results for Build UK:

Trade Associations Levy Payable
FINAL TRADE ASSOCIATION TOTAL 26 £25,513,143
Yes 21 91% £20,911,130 98.21%
No 2 9% £381,218 1.79%
Abstains 2 N/A £4,075,216 N/A
No Response 1 N/A £145,580 N/A

Please remember to ensure you have an opportunity to vote:

  1. You complete your CITB Levy return on time.
  2. You ensure you state you are a member of the Finishes and Interiors Sector at section 1A of the return.

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