Steve Radley, CITB Director of Policy said: “Today BIS has launched its consultation on the proposed new Apprenticeships Levy, which will apply to large firms across all sectors in the economy. We encourage construction employers to respond to the consultation and play their part in shaping the future of funding for apprenticeships, which are so critical for our industry.

“These proposals will undoubtedly have implications for the existing construction levy, run by CITB on behalf of industry. Ultimately, it will be for construction employers and federations to decide what type of funding and support system is needed to achieve the sector’s full potential on skills, growth and productivity.”

The BIS consultation can be found here, and closes on 2 October. CITB will be organising roundtable sessions in the coming weeks to give construction employers the opportunity to share their views with BIS.