CITB has marked Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 May 2022) with a pledge to continue its support to training and understanding. A study compiled by the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity and CITB highlighted the toll poor mental health is taking. The research showed 26% of construction worke
Almost 14,000 businesses have been supported in the form of grants from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), with over £77 million paid out in the last year, and over 45% of grant spent going to small and micro businesses, new data has revealed.
The Chancellor’s decision to slash VAT to 0% on home energy saving measures has been broadly welcomed by contractors and trade bodies, though calls remain for the UK Government to support and incentivise people in undertaking retrofitting and other projects through further public support and i
A free guide that aims to help construction companies in Scotland access funding and business support to help improve their digital capabilities has been launched today by the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum (CLF).
In an exclusive interview with Scottish Construction Now, Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) chief executive Tim Balcon has praised Scotland’s employers for leading the way when it comes to construction apprenticeships. Historically there are two sectors that provide a good indication
The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced its director of policy and strategic planning, Steve Radley, will be leaving the CITB in March 2022. Steve joined CITB in 2014 and since then has the company’s engagement with government and the construction industry to establish an
The number of migrant workers entering UK construction continues to fall significantly at a time when the industry is experiencing a sharp rise in the cost of materials, wages, and an increase in demand for workers, CITB’s annual migration report has revealed.
To mark Scottish Careers Week, one MSP is flying the flag for careers in the built environment after visiting one of Scotland’s largest mixed-use developments. Martin Whitfield MSP, a former primary school teacher and Labour Member of the Scottish Parliament for South Scotland, visited Blindwe
The grants scheme from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) supported 13,700 employers with funding during the 12-month period ending 31 March 2021 to train their workforce through the pandemic and lockdowns, according to its annual report.