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 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:04:56 +0100 en-gb NFB: Reforming procurement must enable Welsh SMEs http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=869 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=869 Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The Wales Audit Office (WAO) published a report on the current state of public procurement across the nation. CECA: Strategic approach to infrastructure will secure UK economy http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=868 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=868 Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today said that the publication of the UK’s first national infrastructure assessment provides the blueprint for the nation’s future economic security. CECA: Remote onshore wind investment will drive growth and cut carbon http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=865 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=865 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today said that investment in onshore wind projects could benefit Scotland’s island economies by up to £725m over the next 25 years, protecting rural jobs and cutting carbon emissions. NFB: Construction T-level panel does not reflect the industry http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=866 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=866 Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0100 On 11 October, the Department for Education (DfE) announced that the first three subjects available for T-levels from 2020 will include construction, digital technology and childcare. 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.