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, 25 Feb 2018 08:01:06 +0100 en-gb Wales needs to do more to attract talent into the construction industry http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=908 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=908 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) predicts that the construction industry in Wales will grow faster than any other party of the UK. NFB to MPA: We are a united supply chain http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=907 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=907 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has highlighted three practical steps that the Government should take in order to ensure the supply chain can meet the material demands for 300,000 new homes every year. Contractors back infrastructure commission’s call for action on major schemes http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=906 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=906 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today leant their backing to the National Infrastructure Commission’s first Annual Monitoring Report, which calls for Government action on a range of major schemes. Midlands apprentices enjoy award winning success http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=905 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=905 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Daniel Wilkins of Stephenson College recently won a Construction Apprentice of the Year award, sponsored by the National Federation of Builders (NFB), for his aptitude and talent in carpentry and joinery. 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.