NEWS: TAS – December – 2011

Changes to ABBTF Brickstart Subsidy for Employers

ABBTF has recently reduced the brick and block levy by 25% as from 1 July 2011.

The Board’s decision was in recognition the lean times the industry is currently facing around the country.

The new levy is now $1.50 per thousand on clay bricks and 7.5 cents per square metre in the wall for concrete masonry.  The change means that the Brickstart subsidy support for employers of new apprentices is now $4,000.  Employers with apprentices starting prior to 30 June 2011 will continue to receive the previous subsidy of $6,000 over three years.

The support is in addition to incentives from the Federal Government and from the Tasmanian Building & Construction Industry Training Board (TBCITB).

For further information call 1300 66 44 96 or visit www.becomeabricklayer.com.au