Appeals shall be determined, within 30 days of receipt, on the written submissions and supporting documentation provided by the Employer. There shall be no representation in person.
Once a determination has been made, the Employer shall be informed within 30 days. If the appeal is allowed, payment of grant shall be made in accordance with the terms set out in the Grants Scheme Terms and Conditions provided all outstanding Levy Returns have been received and all Levy has been paid or there are arrangements in place to pay.
As CITB Levy and Grant are two distinct schemes, whilst CITB’s current financial operating system automatically sets off grant against outstanding Levy liability, once it is replaced, grant payments shall no longer be set off against Levy liability, save for in exceptional circumstances.
Subject to any reduction or withdrawal of grant payments and/or rates, grants (excluding apprenticeship grants) will be paid at the rate given in the Grant Type Specifications at the time the training took place or the qualification was achieved.
CITB reserves the right to withhold grant payments during the period in which an employer has a pending Grant appeal.