Paying your levy by direct debit

To help you manage your finances, you can choose to pay your levy in up to 10 monthly instalments by direct debit.

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This service is available to all CITB-registered employers that submit their Levy Return by the published deadline.

The service is free of charge, and once you have set up your direct debit we will do the rest for you.

How to set up the direct debit

  1. Complete your Levy Return online or by post (called a paper Levy Return). We then calculate your Levy Assessment so you know how much levy you need to pay.
  2. Download the Direct Debit Mandate (PDF 26.06 KB), fill in the form and send it to:

    Levy & Grant Customer Services
    Bircham Newton
    King's Lynn
    PE31 6RH

If you need help, call us on 0344 994 4455 to find out if we can set up your direct debit for you over the telephone.

When to apply

To benefit from the full 10 monthly instalments, we must receive your Levy Return and completed Direct Debit Mandate by the published deadlines.

You will receive notice of how much levy is due before any money is collected from your bank.

What happens next

After you have set up your direct debit and we have calculated your Levy Assessment, we will send you a document called the combined Levy Assessment Notice and Direct Debit Advance Notice. This shows you the amount of levy you owe and the dates and amounts of each instalment payment. 

You will receive this document at least 10 days before the first instalment is taken from your bank account.

Provided you complete your Levy Return on time each year and you don’t cancel the direct debit arrangement with your bank, the payments will remain in place year on year. You won't need to do anything else.  

Help and advice

If you have any queries or need help with setting up your direct debit, please phone us on 0344 994 4455.

Apply for funding

Find out about the different funding you can apply for as a levy-registered employer:

Levy Return

Find out how to submit your annual Levy Return so we can calculate your Levy Assessment.

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