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CPA Survey of Members’ Training

[This blog is excerpted from the Skills Report 2015, and is the second in a series.] We surveyed our members to map the training provision across all products and materials and to determine the number of people and courses available.

By Jonathan Bloom at 12 Nov 2015

CPA Launches Skills Report

[This blog is excerpted from the Skills Report 2015, and is the first in a series.] As the construction industry continues on the path to recovery, skills shortages are becoming more apparent. The industry has lost 343,000 jobs since the financial crisis and will lose another 400,000 to retirement in the coming decade.

By Jonathan Bloom at 5 Nov 2015

Class of 2015

It's been just under two months since the general election and whilst the pollsters are still trying to figure out how they got the result so wrong, industry has been busy trying to meet as many parliamentarians as possible, to get across our key messages to the new government.

By Jonathan Bloom at 1 Jul 2015

General Election 2015 - The 1974 Parallel

The 2015 General Election has drawn parallels in the news and media with the General Election of the 28 of February 1974 which resulted in a hung parliament. That year Labour, led by Harold Wilson, won 301 seats in the Commons and the Conservatives, led by Edward Heath, won 297 even though they won a larger share of the overall vote.

By Jonathan Bloom at 10 Mar 2015

There is no money

'Austerity', 'cuts', 'deficit', all seem to be the defining words of the past five years. We have also been told by politicians that ‘we are all in it together’ whilst others state ‘there is no money’.

By Jonathan Bloom at 29 Jan 2015

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