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  1. Don’t forget to complete your levy return by 31st December 2016


    Levy Return and how to send Once your business is registered with CITB, you need to send a Levy Return. The CITB use the return to assess how much levy your business pays. You also need to complete a return in order to claim CITB grants. Who must send a Levy Return Under the Industrial […]

  2. Almost £2 million in funding awarded to SMEs by CITB

    Close to £2 million in CITB funding has been given to small, medium and micro-sized construction firms over the last 12 months. A whopping 442 SMEs across Great Britain have successfully applied for £1.9 million in funding, with an increasing number of firms from Scotland and Wales, including some in Gateshead, Aberystwyth and on the […]

  3. DfE approves CITB’s plan to support employers to develop Trailblazers


    The Department of Education (DfE) has approved a CITB plan to support employers to develop the construction industry’s new Apprenticeship Standards, which will replace existing Frameworks. Development of the Standards will continue to be employer-led to ensure apprentices’ training is in line with the industry’s skills needs. The plan aims to have all construction Apprenticeship […]

  4. What does Brexit vote mean? For construction: a slowdown

    The construction industry is facing a slowdown in growth in the aftermath of the EU referendum vote, according to the latest data from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The latest Construction Skills Network report (PDF, 265 KB) reveals that construction’s expected output over the next five years now averages 2% per annum – down […]

  5. Apprentices shine at SkillBuild final

    Ten construction apprentices were named the best in the United Kingdom at the SkillBuild 2016 final. SkillBuild, a competition organised and supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), with the final being held from 17-19 November as part of the Skills Show at Birmingham’s NEC. Over 80 young construction apprentices battled it out in […]

  6. 2017 Open Doors Week

    The 2017 Open Doors Week will take place from Monday 27 March to Saturday 1 April. Find out more and register your interest at

  7. Construction firms granted multi-million pound funding boost to close skills gap


    CITB has announced over £7.5 million in targeted project funding to address the industry’s critical skills needs. 22 industry-led projects have been successful in their funding bids, following the launch of CITB’s new Flexible and Structured Funds last autumn. Over £2.5 million will be used to develop an online learning centre that helps construction firms […]

  8. Construction to open its doors for nationwide event

    CITB and Build UK are joining forces for a week of exclusive, behind-the-scenes events at some of the UK’s best building sites. New Window Open Doors gives access to dozens of construction projects to inspire people to choose a career in construction and take the next steps to progress into the industry. From future architects, […]

  9. Construction firms urged to apply for funding from CITB

    Firms that have developed projects to provide construction workers with skills and training are being urged to apply for funding from CITB. CITB will be accepting applications for the next Flexible Funding opportunity from 19 April, which offers funding for construction skills and training projects that last up to 18 months and are not already supported […]

  10. Number of women in construction shoots up


    Figures have revealed that the number of women in the construction industry has reached one of its highest levels since records began. The data, released by the New Window Office for National Statistics, shows that the total amount of female construction workers shot up 9.9% year on year to hit 277,000 in December 2015. It […]


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