Latest news from the Construction Alliance Latest 4 news items from our members, plus the latest Construction Alliance blog http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php Sat, 21 Sep 2019 00:46:54 +0100 en-gb Working with industry is the only way to meet the 2050 zero carbon target, says NFB http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1051 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1051 Tue, 27 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The National Federation of Builders (NFB) welcomes the report from the Science and Technology Committee, highlighting key areas the Government should be focussing on to meet the 2050 zero carbon target, but is frustrated at the lack of focus on successes and barriers. NFB welcomes McVey’s pledge urging GCSE students to consider a career in construction http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1049 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1049 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Housing minister Esther McVey MP has called on pupils receiving their GCSE results to join the construction industry in a bid to help boost Britain’s capacity to build 300,000 new homes. The Government is giving late payers another free pass, says NFB http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1050 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1050 Thu, 22 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Kelly Tolhurst MP, small business minister, delivered a statement to the House of Commons in June 2019, announcing measures to ensure that businesses get paid on time. Industry Warns ‘No Deal’ Brexit Could Cost UK Economy £12 Billion http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1048 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1048 Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +0100 CECA has joined with the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), Build UK, the Construction Products Association and the Federation of Master Builders in writing to the Prime Minister to warn that a ‘no deal’ exit from the European Union could cost the UK economy as much as £12 billion. and from the Construction Alliance Blog: "Don't sideline SMEs on skills" says NFB national chair http://theconstructionalliance.blogspot.com/2016/02/dont-sideline-smes-on-skills-says-nfb.html http://theconstructionalliance.blogspot.com/2016/02/dont-sideline-smes-on-skills-says-nfb.html Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0100 In the Autumn Statement 2015, Chancellor George Osborne announced the introduction of an apprenticeship levy on businesses with salary bills in excess of 3 million.