The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) will be increasing the cost of a card to £36 (this includes VAT) from 1st September 2018. This increase applies to all cards administered directly by CSCS.
A CSCS card provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications.
Graham Wren, CSCS Chief Executive said: “We have managed to maintain the current card price for the last eight years however inflationary pressure, together with increased costs associated with combatting fraudulent activity, have pushed our costs up to the point where the current price is not sustainable. In addition, with our current contact centre provider CITB having served notice to exit the service contract the CSCS Board have agreed to invest in new technology and systems to ensure the application process is modernised.
Modernising the application process is a key priority for the CSCS Board and the additional investment will ensure the card continues to add value and play its part in improving standards and safety on UK construction sites.”
Should you require further information on CSCS’s decision to introduce this price rise please visit the website here.