The ECITB has received the overwhelming backing of industry, with engineering construction companies voting resoundingly in favour of the Government skills body’s proposed levy rates for the next three years.
Engineering construction companies have voted in favour of the ECITB’s levy proposals for 2023-25. In a resoundingly positive response, 85% of levy-paying employers, representing 97% of the industrial training levy paid, voted in favour.
The ECITB launched the levy consultation following the publication of its new three-year strategy, Leading Industry Learning, in September. The high level of support for the proposals indicates industry is fully behind the ECITB’s strategy to support employers in addressing skills shortages as well as investing in essential workplace training required to deliver the country’s net zero and energy security ambitions.
The levy proposal agreed by the Board sought to maintain levy rates at 1.2% of gross labour emoluments for site workers and 0.33% for the offsite/other workers. The decision to hold the rates reflected the Board’s determination to strike a balance between the need to effectively resource support for training and the fragile operating and cost environment facing many in-scope companies.