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 Fri, 23 Jun 2017 03:29:39 +0100 en-gb CECA: Government must act now to prevent Brexit-imposed construction skills crisis http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=845 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=845 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors said today that the new Government must act urgently to prevent a full-blown construction skills crisis due to Brexit. CECA: New Government must press on with major infrastructure http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=844 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=844 Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors have said that they welcome the new UK Government’s intention to bring forward a bill to deliver the next phase of HS2, but that it must be a priority for the new administration to press on with a range of major schemes. NFB: HBA welcomes new housing and planning minister http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=843 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=843 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Theresa May has appointed Alok Sharma, MP for Reading West, as minister of state for housing and planning. NFB welcomes new national chair Clare Watson http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=841 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=841 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Clare Watson, director of Preston based construction company Bernard Watson, became chair of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) on Thursday 8 June at the NFB AGM which was followed by a celebratory gala dinner. 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 Ł3 million.