An employment tribunal has ruled that Robert S Charles Ltd, which designs and builds bespoke kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, falls within the scope of the training levy.
The CITB submitted five levy notices to Robert S Charles for the years 2016 to 2020, totalling approximately £19,000. None of them were paid and Robert S Charles made no returns to the CITB.
Robert S Charles managing director Robert Charles took the case to an employment tribunal but Judge Livesey ruled that his company was effectively in the construction industry because its work included “..alteration…of a building or part of the building” as defined within the industrial training levy orders.
The full judgment can be found at www.gov.uk/employment-tribunal-decisions