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Cost cutting by CITB will see reduced training and office moves

16 November 2017 - CITB - admin - No Comments

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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today revealed its bold new strategy and proposals for its future offer – Vision 2020: The Future CITB. These will create the strategic, forward-looking and agile skills body that the industry is seeking. Plans to modernise and reinvigorate CITB follow the Government’s ITB Review and the triennial Consensus process. […]

Industry votes to keep CITB levy but insists on change

10 October 2017 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on Industry votes to keep CITB levy but insists on change

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The CITB has been backed by industry to continue but major reforms have been called for. The vote showed strong support for CITB’s continued Levy-raising powers, across employers of all sizes in England, Scotland and Wales. This comes at the end of the CITB’s triennial Consensus process, during which 14 federations and 4,000 non-represented employers […]

UK’s largest house builders vote 10 to 1 against CITB levy

4 October 2017 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on UK’s largest house builders vote 10 to 1 against CITB levy

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The country’s house builders have returned a resoundingly negative response in the vote on whether the industry has confidence in the CITB, the body which collects a Levy on construction companies to help fund skills and training courses for their employees In terms of Levy paid, 89% voted against CITB continuing as the lead body […]

FMB members vote for continuation of CITB levy under suspiction

26 September 2017 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on FMB members vote for continuation of CITB levy under suspiction

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The CITB has won a vote for the continuation of the levy in suspicious circumstances after the FMB put is voters weight behind CITB giving them a majority of just one in the vote. The FMB gave a final result 82 members of the trade body voted to keep the CITB’s levy paying powers compared […]

UK construction firms rely heavily on migrant workers

25 July 2017 - CITB, Constuction Jobs, Migrant workers - admin - Comments Off on UK construction firms rely heavily on migrant workers

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A major CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) report into migration and the construction industry has revealed that a third of firms employ migrant workers, saying they have comparable skills to British workers and are more readily available. Some employers (22%) also said they have a better work ethic. But only 1% of firms said they […]

Romanian websites still selling CPCS theory answers

20 December 2016 - CITB, CPCS - admin - 1 Comment

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Romanian websites are still selling answers to CPCS tests according to the CITB fraud investigation team. Th tests are taken as part of construction’s plant operator skills card scheme in order to prove the competency of workers, despite the CITB spending nine months trying to shut them down the website is still live. The website […]

CITB Chief resigns after less than three years

11 December 2016 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on CITB Chief resigns after less than three years

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CITB’s chief excutive has resigned after less than three years in the job after continued scrutiny Adrian Belton who was chief executive at the  training body, which is now subject to a Government review into its future role, revealed that Belton would formally exit at the end of the year. Sarah Beale, currently chief financial officer, will […]

CITB and homes for Scotland launches £250000 to train training sales staff

14 November 2016 - CITB, Construction training - admin - Comments Off on CITB and homes for Scotland launches £250000 to train training sales staff

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CITB and Homes for Scotland have launched new £250,000 fund to train non-trade employees, with the number of homes being built in Scotland still 40% down on pre-recession levels, skill shortages are a major barrier to a much-needed increase in supply.  However, the issue affects much more than just traditional trades with expertise needed across […]

Growth slowdown in construction to ease skills shortages

7 November 2016 - CITB - admin - Comments Off on Growth slowdown in construction to ease skills shortages

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The construction industry is facing a slowdown in growth in the aftermath of the EU referendum vote, according to the latest data from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). The latest Construction Skills Network report (PDF, 266 KB) reveals that construction’s expected output over the next five years now averages 2% per annum – down from 2.5% in […]

CPCS could be bought out by consortium

23 October 2016 - CITB - admin - 4 Comments

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Rumours about the offloading of CPCS from the CITB to a privately run consortium have emerged after a review industry’s plant skills card scheme. The CITB own CPCS as a non for profit scheme for the plant industry training, it seems that this could be off loaded to new stakeholders who have not yet been revealed. […]


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