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Britain builds back: Construction will need 216,800 new workers by 2025 to meet demand

Construction has bounced back quicker than expected from the Covid-19 pandemic and the industry will reach 2019 levels of output in 2022. By 2025, the industry will need to recruit an additional 217,000 new workers just to meet demand. That’s the forecast of the Construction Skills Network (CSN) 2021-25, published by CITB today.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 9 June 2021

Your CITB update this week has two main items: news of a bounce back in construction output predicted in our new 2021-25 skills forecast, and details of a free health and wellbeing conference for employers.

Consensus consultation on Levy Proposals to start next month

The Construction Levy rates will remain the same for 2022-25 under proposals confirmed by the CITB Board on 21 May, with industry support to be measured this summer.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 26 May 2021

Today’s email details the freezing of Construction Levy rates and the SkillBuild 2021 qualifier competitions.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update – 20 May 2021

Today I want to talk about how the Skills & Training Fund can support Medium-sized businesses; some hopefully useful information about the Levy Return 2021; news about some free webinars for training providers; and the results of the CLC ‘People Survey’, which provides a snapshot of the construction workforce as we move out of the pandemic.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 12 May 2021

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Research by CITB has shown that almost all construction workers have experienced stress in the last year, and more than a quarter have experienced suicidal thoughts.

“This has to stop. Too many people are struggling – I hope my story can help.”

“I’m a 6 ft 3, an ex-rugby player with a face like a kicked-in biscuit tin – I’m not the sort of person you expect to stand up and talk about this. But if one person working in construction can take something from this, then it’ll help.”

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 5 May 2021

Today’s email details the CITB’s plans for returning to face-to-face customer support, and our end of year review.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 29 April 2021

Today I want to talk about the Nation Council Chair vacancies for England and Scotland; the Supply Chain Sustainability School virtual workshops and webinars on Fairness, Inclusion and Respect; the HSE’s new toolkit aimed at reducing work-based stress; and how CITB is widening support for employers with apprentices who have to “Travel to Train”.

Covid-19: CITB chief exec update - 7 April 2021

This week we launch the Nation Plans, detailing skills priorities for England, Scotland and Wales. There is also a reminder that the deadline is this Sunday to have your say in our Levy proposals consultation, and news that hundreds of Level 3 qualifications are now free for some adults as part of a Government initiative.