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Around 5,000 more construction SMEs will not have to pay any levy to the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) for 2021-22, under new proposals submitted this week to the UK Government. Under the proposals, the Small Business Levy Exemption threshold for employers with wage bills of less

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Housebuilder Stewart Milne Group had never ventured into the world of e-learning for essential training before this year - COVID-19 changed that. Lockdown meant the company’s learning and development manager, Susan Hudson, had to find new ways to train staff. As an employer committed to c

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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has opened a formal consultation with trade unions and employee representatives over proposals to reduce its headcount by 110 and save £4.5 million a year. The training body said the move is required to address the sustained loss in levy inc

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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to forgo its planned pay increase this year as part of a range of measures to make savings and reduce operating costs. The measures are part of the organisation’s ongoing coronavirus response and follow the decision in June to cut Levy bills b

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Apprenticeships and skills minister Gillian Keegan MP has appointed two new trustees to the board of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Tony Elliott, group HR director at Robertson Group, has over 25 years of experience in the fields of talent, people and learning and has been chair of

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The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has today announced that it will be suspending levy payments from industry until September to help employers recover from the impact of coronavirus. The training body said its Skills Stability Plan 2020-21 protects apprenticeships and provides direct f

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An Inverness man with a heart of gold has vowed to run the equivalent of ten marathons in May to raise money for the country’s NHS heroes. Billy Baxter – a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) apprenticeships manager who referees professional football matches throughout Scotland i

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Among a raft of measures addressing the coronavirus crisis, CITB is closing its four National Construction Colleges, has cancelled its spring roadshows, and pledged to do all it can to support the construction sector and particularly apprentices and trainees over the coming weeks and months. All tra

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Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has teamed up with an expert UK-wide network of project partners to launch a major training programme to help grow best practice and skills in offsite construction. The Offsite Ready project, a series of collaborative events and online modules will be l

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Last week saw almost 100 S2 pupils from across the North East travel to Aberdeen Football Club for the final of the Build Your Future school’s construction challenge. S2 pupils from winning team, Banchory Academy, with Michelle Forth from Safety Scotland; Stewart Milne, chairman of Stewart Mil

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