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 Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:19:40 +0100 en-gb Brexit: It’s still all about the economy http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=857 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=857 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Theresa May has addressed the issue of Brexit in a landmark speech delivered in Florence on 22 September. CECA comment: Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech and infrastructure skills http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=858 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=858 Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Responding to Theresa May’s speech on Brexit this afternoon, the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) focussed on what the Prime Minister’s proposals may mean for the ability of industry to address skills gaps in the infrastructure sector. CECA: Civil engineers back continued reform at CITB http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=856 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=856 Thu, 21 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 The UK’s infrastructure contractors have given the thumbs up for CITB to continue the reforms needed to tackle the industry’s skills deficit. CECA: A303 Stonehenge upgrade will drive growth across the South West http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=855 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=855 Tue, 12 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors have welcomed the Government’s announcement of a £1.6 billion A303 upgrade near Stonehenge by saying the project will drive economic growth across the South West of England. 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.