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What is Levy and What are the Benefits of it?

CITB NI is a statutory training board set up in 1964 to enable a fair way of gathering funds from employers to pay for the training needs of the collective workforce.  The CITB NI levy means that all employers in the industry make the appropriate financial contributions based on the annual levy rate of the wage bills for work in Northern Ireland. 

The benefits of the statutory levy system are about more than just giving CITB NI levy back to the industry in the form of CITB NI grants.  The levy funds a wide range of activities in addition to the CITB NI grants system.
Employers who have missed the CITB NI annual Return Deadline are unable to claim grant for that training year i.e. 1 September to 31 August. Employers have the right of appeal against this decision. For further information download the Appeals Process Map and Appeals Policy.

To keep up to date with CITB NI, “like” us on Facebook  and join the discussion on Twitter and LinkedIn regularly check our website.  CITB NI send regular updates via text and email to employers on current activities.

Want to find out more about CITB NI? Check out our Top Ten Things that we do for the local construction industry and our Annual Report Summary


Chief Executives Letter Option Explained Compliance leafet



Levy Explained

Paying a Levy 



Paying a Levy

Annual Return Form 2019

Annual Return Form 2020

Direct Debit Form

1st Option Form


CITB NI Products & Services

Presentation-image-(2).pngDownload our latest presentation for full details on CITB NI's products and services, with interactive links this presentation gives you all the latest on training services,  grants, levy courses and information that can help you progress within the construction industry. Download the presentation here


The deadline for the 2020 Annual Return Form has now expired.

For any queries regarding Levy please contact us on 028 9082 5466 or email: 

For any queries regarding Levy please contact us on 028 9082 5466 or email:

Due to Covid-19 CITB NI staff are being phased back into the office but the phones are not currently operational.

Please email your query to and it will be dealt with asap.

Please remember you need to log in before you can download the Registered List of Levy Payers which is situated at the BOTTOM of this page.  Click the link to access the register.