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 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:47:19 +0100 en-gb CECA: Budget further infrastructure investment will boost economic growth http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=879 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=879 Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civil engineering contactors today welcomed the Government’s intention to continue investing in the UK’s infrastructure, but noted that additional investment would help boost growth in economically challenging times. CECA comment on Government announcement of £250 million to improve transport in the West Midlands http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=877 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=877 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Commenting on today’s news that Prime Minister Theresa May is to announce £250 million to improve transport in the West Midlands as she visits the region today - including a major extension to the Midland Metro, CECA Director of External Affairs, Marie-Claude Hemming said: NFB to Hammond: SMEs can get Britain building! http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=878 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=878 Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 In an interview with the Sunday Times, Philip Hammond pledged to use the Autumn Budget to announce plans that will help Britain build 300,000 new homes a year. CECA: New powers for transport for the North will drive regional Powerhouse http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=876 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=876 Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Civils contractors today said that the Government’s decision to grant new powers to Transport for the North will enable that body to deliver an integrated transport strategy and rebalance the economy. 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.