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 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:13:34 +0100 en-gb Late payment doesn’t pay http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=970 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=970 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Without the prospect of any serious consequences for Prompt Payment Code signatories who fail to pay subcontractors on time, the Government will have a tough time tackling late payment in the construction industry’s supply chains. Only planning reform will fix the housing crisis http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=969 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=969 Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Government should do more to promote best practice and diversify the housing market. NFB: Government to reduce the human cost of late payment http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=968 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=968 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Government’s announcement of measures to tackle late payment will help the 74% of construction companies that have almost gone into liquidation because of the practice. HBA: warmly welcomes abolition of cap on what councils can borrow to build houses http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=967 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=967 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Lifting the borrowing cap for councils will diversify the housing market, stimulate industry capacity and help councils more easily meet their affordable homes requirements. 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.