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 Mon, 24 Jun 2019 23:51:43 +0100 en-gb NFB welcomes new national chair Nick Sangwin http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1030 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1030 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Nick Sangwin became national chair of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) on Thursday, 13 June 2019 at the NFB’s annual general meeting (AGM). CECA To Form Airport Expansion Group http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1028 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1028 Fri, 07 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Following a series of meetings with stakeholders with an interest in the aviation sector, CECA has announced that it is to form an Airport Expansion Group for members. Although the aviation sector has always formed a significant proportion of our members’ work, historically CECA has included its activities in the sector in its various sector forums. Wales Loses Out Again – Tailbacks To Continue At Newport http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1029 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1029 Tue, 04 Jun 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Despite decades of traffic congestion and tailbacks at the Brynglas Tunnels and detrimental impacts on the economy of Wales, its communities and the surrounding environment, speculation that the Welsh Government have been preparing the ground to cancel the project has now been confirmed and the relief road to the M4 at Newport will not go ahead as was originally planned. The construction industry backs biodiversity net gain http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1026 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1026 Fri, 10 May 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), reports that more than 1 million species are at risk from extinction. 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.