News 17 March 2023
CITB’s response to the Chancellor’s Spring Statement
Tim Balcon, CITB Chief Executive, said:
“The inclusion of in-demand construction occupations on the Shortage Occupation List is an important step in bridging the current skills gap identified in CITB's recent Construction Skills Network report, as construction rebounds from the pandemic.
“We will continue to work in partnership with government and the construction industry to grow the skills of the domestic construction workforce and create a dynamic migration system to ensure industry is able to deliver its pipeline of work.
“We also look forward to working with government on returnership, following the Chancellor's announcement today.”