Latest news from the Construction Alliance Latest 4 news items from our members, plus the latest Construction Alliance blog Tue, 30 May 2017 05:35:25 +0100 en-gb Civils contractors publish manifesto for post-Brexit growth Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors have published a manifesto setting out the infrastructure policies the next Government must pursue to secure economic growth post-Brexit. CECA: Key driver of economic growth at risk of stagnation Thu, 04 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today warned that the infrastructure sector - a key driver of growth in the UK economy - is at risk of stagnation on the eve of the General Election. The hidden costs of planning: council tax Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Members of the House Builders Association (HBA) – the house building division of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) – have worked closely with Government to deliver policies ensuring better place-making such as neighbourhood planning. However, the actual cost of the planning process remains an impressive obstacle yet to be tackled in a meaningful manner. Whilst preparing our reply to the Government’s Housing White Paper, the HBA would like to draw attention to the hidden costs facing house builders when building the homes that the UK desperately needs. In our first instalment, we will be analysing council tax. CECA: National Infrastructure Commission poised to deliver infrastructure agenda Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today welcomed news that Lord Adonis has been appointed permanent chair of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) by saying that body is now poised to deliver on an ambitious infrastructure agenda. 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 3 million.