Are you paying your CITB Levy?

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Levy is collected to provide training to people who work in the construction industry. Many companies that operate in the industry, especially new companies that have just been set up, are unaware of this levy. 

It is mandatory for all employers in the construction industry, as defined by the CITB Order 2015, to pay the levy. This now includes companies which provide self-employed labour-only operatives following the High Court decision in Hudson Contract Services Ltd v Construction Industry Training Board. So, companies that provide agency labour only staff, will have to pay this levy.

Many contractors feel aggrieved that they have to pay the levy. However, the monies are used to provide free and subsidised training to the construction workforce. Therefore, those who pay it should ensure that they take full advantage of the training by ensuring that their employees and subcontractors attend the training that is offered.

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