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 Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:24:45 +0100 en-gb CECA: Mixed outlook for UK infrastructure sector over next twelve months http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=852 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=852 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today welcomed indications that growth in infrastructure workloads has improved, but said that expectations for the next twelve months are mixed. CECA Director of External Affairs, Marie-Claude Hemming, comments on today's NWR reforms announcement http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=851 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=851 Mon, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 "Civil engineering contractors will welcome this announcement if brings additional investment in the network, which will secure better outcomes for passengers through the upgrading of the network. "At this stage, we are keen to see further details on the specific projects within the pipeline and we will work with Network Rail to engage industry as it develops these reforms." CECA: EU migration review will be key to tackling impact of Brexit http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=850 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=850 Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today welcomed the Government’s announcement of an investigation into migration from the EU as the basis of laying the foundations for an evidence-based post-Brexit immigration system. Weak GDP growth shows needs for infrastructure push http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=849 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=849 Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today said that the UK’s anaemic GDP growth for the second quarter of 2017 shows the need for a push to bring infrastructure schemes to market. 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.