10 July 2018

CSCS announce price rise for cards

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will be increasing the cost of a card to £36 (this includes VAT) with effect from 1 September 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by CSCS.

The last price increase occurred in 2010 but since then costs associated with running the scheme have increased significantly.

A CSCS card provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

Graham Wren, CSCS Chief Executive said:

“We have managed to maintain the current card price for the last eight years however inflationary pressure, together with increased costs associated with combatting fraudulent activity, have pushed our costs up to the point where the current price is not sustainable. In addition, with our current contact centre provider CITB having served notice to exit the service contract the CSCS Board have agreed to invest in new technology and systems to ensure the application process is modernised.”

Modernising the application process is a key priority for CSCS to ensure the card continues to improve standards and safety on UK construction sites.

CSCS are announcing the price rise in July to ensure the industry has sufficient time to make the necessary adjustments before September.

Further information on CSCS’s decision to introduce a price rise can be found on their website.