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Levy Proposals and Consultation

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Update on Consensus

In summer 2022, CITB announced that Consensus is expected to take place between February and April 2024. Undertaken every three years, Consensus is a process that allows us to share our three-year Levy Proposals with levy paying employers and seek their views.

In June of this year, the Department for Education (DfE) announced its scheduled review into CITB, with findings due to be reported in January 2024.

Due to the timing of Consensus against the outcomes being reported from the ITB Review, CITB has taken the decision to submit proposals for a one year Order to raise levy income in 2025. Approval from the Secretary of State and ultimately from Parliament is necessary to make the order. However, the decision to propose a one year Order does mean that Consensus will be delayed until early 2025. This is to allow recommendations that come out of the on-going ITB Review to be taken into consideration for the next Levy Proposals for a three year Levy Order, which will now start in 2026.

Consensus is an important process for our employers to be able to have their say on Levy Proposals and therefore, it is essential we provide all the relevant information on what our plans are to enable them to do this. For that to happen appropriately, we need to be able to respond to the ITB Review so we can continue to support the industry to have a skilled, competent and inclusive workforce.

More information

For more information on the process of Consensus, please visit the About Consensus webpage. We will be releasing more information on timelines in due course.