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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

2nd Option Form


CITB NI Products & Services

Download 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

You can complete the 2020 Annual Return Form online from 6 April 2020 to 4.00pm on 28 August 2020

Please note that you may encounter problems if you try to complete the online Levy Return using Explorer as your browser.  CITB NI would suggest that to avoid these problems you use a different browser i.e. Edge, Chrome etc.

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 Coronavirus (Covid-19) CITB NI phones are not currently operational.
Please email your query to and it will be dealt with asap although it may take longer than usual.

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you can download the Registered List of Levy Payers from the BOTTOM of this page by clicking on the link.

Click the blue button below to complete the 2020 Levy Return form.

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