Latest news from the Construction Alliance Latest 4 news items from our members, plus the latest Construction Alliance blog Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:29:39 +0100 en-gb CECA: Government must act now to prevent Brexit-imposed construction skills crisis Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors said today that the new Government must act urgently to prevent a full-blown construction skills crisis due to Brexit. CECA: New Government must press on with major infrastructure Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors have said that they welcome the new UK Government’s intention to bring forward a bill to deliver the next phase of HS2, but that it must be a priority for the new administration to press on with a range of major schemes. NFB: HBA welcomes new housing and planning minister Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Theresa May has appointed Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, as minister of state for housing and planning. NFB welcomes new national chair Clare Watson Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Clare Watson, director of Preston based construction company Bernard Watson, became chair of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) on Thursday 8 June at the NFB AGM which was followed by a celebratory gala dinner. and from the Construction Alliance Blog: "Don't sideline SMEs on skills" says NFB national chair 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 Ł3 million.