Important updates about the levy

  • No Levy payments before September and then, up to 12 months to pay

  • Next year’s Levy bills to be delayed and 50% rate cut proposed 

CITB has been exploring with government ways to cut the levy bill, recognising the cash-flow challenges that industry faces. By law, we must collect the Levy, but we’ve developed a solution that will reduce payments for all Levy payers and offer an extended ‘payment holiday’. 

We are asking for no Levy payments until September, and then employers will have a choice to pay up-front or over a 12 month period to August 2021.

In addition, next year's Levy bills will be delayed and cut by 50%. This bill can also be paid in one go, or spread over up to 6 months, from September 2021 - February 2022.

This means an overall Levy cut of 25% across two years.

Levy collection will then return to the normal structure from May 2022.

On 25 June 2020, CITB published its Skills Stability Plan 2020-21 (PDF, 164KB)  to help employers recover from the impact of Coronavirus, including a substantial reduction in Levy bills.