15 November 2017

Build UK welcome outcome of ITB Review

Build UK has welcomed the outcome of the ITB Review which has been published by the Department of Education.

Government Ministers have confirmed their support for the continuation of CITB and set out clear strategic actions which will benefit the industry.

Build UK particularly support the actions for CITB to:

• strengthen links with the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and identify the skills needed within the industry and any future Construction Sector Deal
• identify how it can make a greater impact on skills in construction and focus on delivering change in careers, standards and qualifications and training and development
• improve governance and accountability
• report to Ministers and the CLC on what action needs to be taken so that apprenticeships meet the future needs of the industry.

These outcomes demonstrate Government has listened to industry and reflect Build UK’s feedback to the Review earlier this year.

Build UK has also welcomed Government’s commitment to provide clear policy expectations for CITB and commitment to allow it to implement reform without further Government reviews during the next Levy order period. Ensuring CITB is part of discussions relating to any future construction sector deal will also enable industry to collaborate effectively and plan for current skills needs and those which may form part of future Government policy.

CITB has already demonstrated it is able to respond to change and has begun its process of reform by issuing Future Vision – CITB 2020. Build UK has committed to its members that it will hold CITB to account over its full reform plan which it is expected to issue in November.