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 Sun, 18 Aug 2019 04:59:16 +0100 en-gb NFB: An investment in council housing is an investment in Britain http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1043 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1043 Wed, 31 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The Addison Act, which paved the way for council house building on a large scale, marks its 100-year anniversary on 31 July. NFB: The Government must re-think its approach on immigration after Brexit http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1044 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1044 Tue, 30 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has warned the Government that its plans to reduce immigration after Brexit will have “devastating consequences” for London and urges it to re-consider its plans to impose a £30,000 salary threshold on EU citizens coming into the UK after Brexit. Public Procurement Review Service Progress Report http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1041 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1041 Fri, 26 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The Public Procurement Review Service (PPRS), formerly known as the Mystery Shopper Service, sits within the Cabinet Office and allows government suppliers and potential government suppliers to raise concerns anonymously about potentially poor public sector procurement practice. CECA: New PM’s Cabinet Must Hit The Ground Running On Infrastructure http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1040 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=1040 Thu, 25 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today said that members of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s newly-formed cabinet must hit the ground running on infrastructure to secure economic growth. 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.