ECITB levy-grant scheme
- Name of the instrument - Local language
- ECITB levy-grant scheme
- Name of the instrument - English translation
- ECITB levy-grant scheme
- United Kingdom
- Type of instrument
- Training fund
- Type of entry
- Single instrument
- Short description
Companies of the construction engineering sector are obliged by law to contribute a share of the payroll to a training fund. In return training costs of employers (including those not liable to pay the training levy) are refunded. Eligible education and training activities include: apprenticeship, upskilling, reskilling.
- Short description of the related instruments
- Level of operation
- Name of a part of the country
- Name of the region (for regional instruments)
- Name of the sector (for sectoral instruments)
- Engineering construction industry
- Legal basis
The Industrial Training Act 1964
The Industrial Training Act 1982 (setting out functions and powers of ITB
The Industrial Training (Engineering Construction Board) Order 1991 [the board Order](defining the activities of the engineering construction industry)
The Industrial Training Levy (Engineering Construction Board) Order [the Levy Order]. This is passed periodically and defines the rates of training levy to be applied and authorises the ECITB to raise levies.
- Objective(s) and target(s)
To help employers to attract, develop and qualify the people needed to meet work demands and create a sustainable and competitive workforce.
- Year of implementation
- Year of latest amendment
ECITB is a statutory body which acts on behalf of the engineering construction industry in assessing and collecting a training levy from all employers who operate engineering construction establishments. Under the Industrial Training Act, all ‘establishments’ operated by employers which are wholly or mainly engaged in engineering construction activities are registered with the ECITB and annually assessed for industrial training levy. All registered establishments are required by law to complete an annual statutory manpower and payroll return. The information provided enables the ECITB to assess the amount of training levy payable (if any) and to establish eligibility to receive grants. Available ECITB funds are used to support approved training-related activities. ECITB is a centre of excellence for advice, information and skills development for the engineering construction industry
- Eligible group(s)
All employers operating establishments on the ECITB's Register of Leviable Establishments (any that are wholly or mainly engaged in the principal and related activities of the engineering construction industry) are eligible to claim ECITB grants and services, even those who do not pay a levy
- Group(s) with preferential treatment
- Education and training eligible
Apprenticeship, upskilling, reskilling. Examples: technical courses, supervisory management training courses, project management short courses, interactive training events (interpersonal skills, technical leadership, train the coach/occasional trainer, advanced and modern apprenticeships for young people entering the industry).
- Source of financing and collection mechanism
A compulsory levy from construction engineering sector companies.
- for employees and labour-only contractors wholly or mainly working on-site: 1.75% of the total gross emoluments paid to employees and the total gross payments made in respect of labour-only contractors during the base period. If the total gross emoluments and total gross payments are less than GBP 275 000 no training levy will be payable.
- for all employees and labour-only contractors wholly or mainly working off-site: 0.18% on the total gross emoluments paid to employees and the total gross payments made in respect of labour-only contractors during the base period. If the total gross emoluments and total gross payments are less than GBP 1 000 000 no training levy will be payable.
Funds from other organisatons including EU.
- Eligible costs
- Volumes of funding
In 2010, levy income was GBP 22 200 000.
- Beneficiaries/take up
In 2010, 380 employers were on the levy-grant register of whom 238 were levy payers.
- Organisation responsible for monitoring/evaluation
- Monitoring/evaluation reports available
- Most relevant webpage - in English
- Most relevant webpage - local language