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 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 13:31:01 +0100 en-gb Construction SMEs are being left behind by off-site solutions http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=990 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=990 Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The House of Lords will debate the Science and Technology Committee’s report "Off-site Manufacture in Construction: Building for Change” which, among other concerns, cites a need to improve the productivity of the industry. Stigma attached to vocational education is unjust http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=989 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=989 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Education Secretary Damian Hinds will tell an audience of business and education leaders that many young people are told that vocational courses such as apprenticeships are “second class” and the only way to get a good job is to get a degree. Contractors make switch from graduates to apprenticeships http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=988 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=988 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Infrastructure contractors are starting to see a dramatic shift towards recruitment of apprenticeships according to new data published today. Is it time to legislate against late payment? http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=987 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=987 Wed, 05 Dec 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Government needs to wake up and legislate statutory requirements to make late payment a relic of the past 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.