Latest news from the Construction Alliance Latest 4 news items from our members, plus the latest Construction Alliance blog Sat, 18 Aug 2018 22:13:47 +0100 en-gb NFB: Social housing green paper does not go far enough Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The National Federation of Builders (NFB) welcomes the papers approach to solving existing social housing problems but warns that proposed changes do not go far enough. NFB: Responsible industry leaders don't celebrate until the job is done Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +0100 After Build UK published data about the payment performance of its top 24 contractors, the National Federation of Builders (NFB) refuted comments made by Build UK Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol that its members were taking a “bold first step” in reforming payment practices. NFB: Build UK does not represent the construction industry on fair payment Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Under new government transparency rules, Build UK has published details concerning the payment performance of its top 24 member companies. NFB: Revised NPPF shows the Government lacks ambition to tackle housing crisis Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The National Federation of Builders (NFB) regrets the Government rolling back on several of its more radical approaches, which were laid out in the draft proposal of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). and from the Construction Alliance Blog: "Don't sideline SMEs on skills" says NFB national chair 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.