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 Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:11:21 +0100 en-gb NFB: We need homes now, not promises in four years http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=961 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=961 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The NFB welcomes £2bn of extra funding, but housing associations should not have to wait until 2022 for it to become accessible. NFB: Lead by example before you lead small business http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=962 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=962 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 If the Labour Party wants to offer meaningful loans and advice to SMEs, it needs to first understand the environment in which they operate. Britain must retain and build a skilled workforce http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=960 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=960 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The NFB warns that shortage occupation lists must be responsive and visas for self-employed workers need to be clear and comprehensible. NFB: Making the planning process more efficient should be the top priority http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=959 http://www.theconstructionalliance.org/news.php?ID=959 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +0100 The NFB welcomes the announcement of new funding but remains concerned that the Government’s efforts to solve the housing crisis have moved away from making the planning process more efficient. 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.