We welcome the announcement by Robert Halfon MP that the levy raising powers of the CITB are under review, and that the review will be headed up by Paul Morrell who has genuine construction industry pedigree.
Hudson Contract is part of a coalition of interested parties which aims for the first time to genuinely gauge how the industry views the CITB levy by commissioning independent research.
The government press release signalling the appointment of Paul Morrell is available here
The key lines being…
A key question for the review, and any subsequent levy order will be whether market failures in construction still require a separate levy and grant system and if so, how this can operate alongside the apprenticeship levy.
A PDF version of the full press release can be downloaded here.