Update on Consensus

18 January 2021

CITB announced in the summer of 2020 that the Consensus process would be suspended, and that the Government would legislate to secure the CITB Levy for 2021/22.

We confirmed with the Department for Education that we would not run the usual Consensus process in 2020 and instead we have spoken to employers and industry groups to seek their views on our plans for 2021. This will allow us to focus our efforts entirely in supporting industry through the impact of COVID-19.

Levy Proposals for 2021-22 have been submitted to the Department for Education to enable it to present a new Levy Order to Parliament. Details of which can be found here

We will subsequently submit proposals for 2022-25, having reviewed with employers and federations including our Levy Strategy Committee (LSC) – and when we have a better understanding of emerging industry needs.  Consultation on the Levy Proposals 2022-25 is planned to take place 1 March - 11 April 2021, when we will be inviting Levy registered employers to share their views via an online Consultation channel.  We will also run a series of virtual employer events alongside the Consultation.