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 Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:25:50 +0100 en-gb CECA: Infrastructure growth shoring up economy http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=831 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=831 Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today said that sustained growth in construction output and orders show that the sector is continuing to underpin stability in the British economy. The 2017 Budget: Laying the foundations for the industrial strategy? http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=830 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=830 Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 In his first budget speech, the chancellor of the Exchequer set out the Government’s plan to “tackle the UK’s productivity challenge”. Swansea will be home to a state-of-the-art £6.5 million construction centre http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=829 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=829 Tue, 07 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Swansea will be home to a £6.5 million leading edge and contemporary construction centre from autumn 2018. The development will provide a mixture of training courses and services for those who want to develop a career in construction. CECA: Industrial Strategy must aim to rebalance economy http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=828 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=828 Fri, 03 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today said that the aim of the Government’s Industrial Strategy must be a rebalanced UK economy post-Brexit. 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.