CITB has announced the timeline for consulting with construction employers on how its levy could work alongside the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy.

The Consensus process, a full consultation with the construction industry on the CITB Levy, will take place as planned next year.

This is the timetable industry asked for, so that all construction employers have the chance to contribute their views on how the CITB levy could be reshaped for a potential new Levy Order for 2018 and on the support from CITB that this could fund.

Ahead of formal Levy Consultation, CITB will discuss with employers how the organisation can best meet their needs, including by making the current grants scheme more relevant and accessible, particularly for small firms.

CITB will also re-establish the Levy Working Party, which will be formed of representatives from across the construction industry.

They will work up different options for a potential new CITB levy. The Working Party includes CITB Board Member Diana Garnham, Hannah Warburton from Laing O’Rourke and Ian Rogers from the Scottish Decorators’ Federation.