Supplementary grant payment
A supplementary payment of 10% is added to grants claimed by employers who are paying the CITB levy and meet certain criteria.
Who is eligible for the supplementary payment?
All employers who pay the levy and meet the following criteria are eligible to receive Supplementary Payment on grants claimed within the 2016/17 Grants Scheme year.
To qualify for supplementary payment you need to have met the following criteria before 31 July 2016:
- Submitted a correctly completed 2015 Levy Return
- Paid the resultant levy in full, or set up a direct debit to pay in instalments. The amount you need to pay is included in the levy assessment notice you were sent in May/June 2016.
If these two criteria are met on or before 31 July 2016 you will be paid all grants, including supplementary payment from 1 August 2016.
To continue to receive supplementary payment for the entire 2016/17 Grants Scheme year you must also submit your 2016 Levy Return before 31 December 2016.
Who is not eligible for the supplementary payment?
- Employers who do not pay the CITB levy
- Employers who receive (through the nature of their business) labour-only subcontractor payments (known as labour-only payments received), and where the offset of those payments reduces their assessment to zero.
What happens if I don’t submit my 2016 Levy Return by 31 December 2016?
If you miss the 31 December deadline, all 2016/17 grant payments due after 31 December 2016 will be blocked and you won't be able to claim the 10% supplementary payment.
You also won't be able to receive apprenticeship grant payments for course attendance or qualifications gained during the 2016/17 grant scheme year.
When will I receive the supplementary payment?
You will receive the supplementary payment at the same time as your other grant payments. The grant payment advice letter will show you all the payments we have made.
Apprenticeship and craft non-apprenticeship grant payments
Apprentice and craft non-apprentice trainees, who started their training, registered for grant support and qualified for supplementary payment before 1 August 2015 will continue to receive Supplementary Payment, if eligible, at 22% for the duration of their apprenticeship/training, providing the eligibility criteria are met.
Apprentice and craft non-apprentices trainees, who started their training and registered for grant support before 1 August 2015 who did not qualify for supplementary payment at this time, will now receive supplementary payment at a rate of 10%, if eligible, for the remaining duration of the training, providing the eligibility criteria are met.
From 1 August 2015 supplementary payment will be made at a rate of 10% on all new apprenticeship and craft non-apprenticeship payments made after this date, providing the eligibility criteria are met.