If CITB wants to raise a Levy it has to consult with the construction industry. It has to gain the support of industry about the proposals for the next Levy Order.

CITB must show that it has this support every three years. This process is known as Consensus.

Once Consensus is achieved, a Levy Order may be made by the Secretary of State to authorise CITB to collect a Levy from employers so it can invest in the skills and training the industry needs.

Each NFB member who is eligible to vote will be contacted during the consensus process by post.  It is one vote per organisation and NFB will collate the votes of members during this process.