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Important updates about the levy

  • 2019 Levy Assessment delayed to September 2020 and payment spread across 12 months.
  • Levy rates for the 2020 Levy Assessment will be cut by 50% for one year only.

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 asked for no 2019 Levy payments until September 2020 and then offered employers a choice to pay up-front or over a 12-month period to August 2021.

In addition, 2020 Levy assessment will be delayed until August 2021 and cut by 50%. This assessment 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.