Contractors will receive more cash to help fund training schemes over the next year, following CITB-ConstructionSkills' decision to overhaul its grant system.
Improvements to the construction industry training body's grants scheme for 2012-2013 will see contractors receive thousands of pounds more to run training schemes in many areas.
Overall, contractors will receive a total of £94 million for training next year, with funding for apprenticeships, achieving qualifications and daily attendance all increasing.
Mark Farrar, CITB-ConstructionSkills' chief executive, revealed that the changes are designed to ease some of the pressure on training budgets during the current economic climate.
He said: "We recognise when times are hard firms are forced to look at the bottom line of the balance sheet and they can often feel training is an added expense.
"However, it is in these times that investing in training is more important than ever to help ensure we avoid a skills shortfall when the industry returns to growth."
In order to qualify for payment for the grants scheme, employers must have completed and submitted their levy returns by July 31st.
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