25 June 2020
CITB has announced that this year’s Consensus process will be suspended, and that the Government is expected to legislate to secure the CITB Levy for 2021/22 and 2022/23. This will allow us to focus on supporting employers’ immediate skills needs.
We have confirmed with the Department for Education that we will not run the usual Consensus process and instead we will speak to employers and industry groups to seek their views on our plans for next year. This will allow us to focus our efforts entirely in supporting industry and not place any more burden on employers and partners right now.
This summer, as we do before every Levy Order, we will seek the industry's views on the required skills strategy for 2021-23 and the Levy to fund it.
We will then submit new Levy Proposals for 2021-22 to the Department for Education to enable it to present a new Levy Order to Parliament.
We will subsequently submit proposals for 2022-23, having reviewed with employers and federations including our Levy Working party – and when we have a better understanding of emerging industry needs.