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Scotland construction sector to grow 4.1% with 26,250 extra jobs needed to meet demand

Construction in Scotland has come back strongly from COVID-19, needing 26,250 extra jobs to be created by 2025.

Britain Builds Back – Welsh construction to need over 9,000 new workers by 2025 to meet demand

Construction has bounced back quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic, and most of the industry will reach 2019 levels of output in 2023.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 9 June 2021

Your CITB update this week has two main items: news of a bounce back in construction output predicted in our new 2021-25 skills forecast, and details of a free health and wellbeing conference for employers.

Consensus consultation on Levy Proposals to start next month

The Construction Levy rates will remain the same for 2022-25 under proposals confirmed by the CITB Board on 21 May, with industry support to be measured this summer.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 26 May 2021

Today’s email details the freezing of Construction Levy rates and the SkillBuild 2021 qualifier competitions.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 20 May 2021

Today I want to talk about how the Skills & Training Fund can support Medium-sized businesses; some hopefully useful information about the Levy Return 2021; news about some free webinars for training providers; and the results of the CLC ‘People Survey’, which provides a snapshot of the construction workforce as we move out of the pandemic.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 12 May 2021

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Research by CITB has shown that almost all construction workers have experienced stress in the last year, and more than a quarter have experienced suicidal thoughts.

“This has to stop. Too many people are struggling – I hope my story can help.”

“I’m a 6 ft 3, an ex-rugby player with a face like a kicked-in biscuit tin – I’m not the sort of person you expect to stand up and talk about this. But if one person working in construction can take something from this, then it’ll help.”

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 5 May 2021

Today’s email details the CITB’s plans for returning to face-to-face customer support, and our end of year review.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 29 April 2021

Today I want to talk about the Nation Council Chair vacancies for England and Scotland; the Supply Chain Sustainability School virtual workshops and webinars on Fairness, Inclusion and Respect; the HSE’s new toolkit aimed at reducing work-based stress; and how CITB is widening support for employers with apprentices who have to “Travel to Train”.