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Housing – It All Starts With Planning

Theresa May delivered another speech last week where her fake brick backdrop perhaps garnered more reaction than what she was actually saying. For those that were listening, her words seemed to repeat a favourite message that private sector house builders should be targeting build volumes rather than profits and that the green belt should remain sacrosanct – one of those more expected from a Conservative Prime Minister than the other.

By Rebecca Larkin at 16 Mar 2018

It's not all doom & gloom

There can be no doubt that this is a challenging time for many in the construction industry, especially in light of recent events. However, there are enormous opportunities too for companies willing to engage with new trends and stand at the cutting edge of construction (daunting though it may be). But what does that mean for the civils and drainage sector? What are the opportunities in this market?

By Steve Durdant-Hollamby (Alumasc Water Management Solutions) at 6 Mar 2018

Call for ‘Customs’ Bill to be Amended

A letter from eleven organisations was published in today’s Financial Times calling on MPs to amend the ‘Customs’ Bill. The legislation will set up the rules for the UK’s post-Brexit “trade remedies”. Remedies are important as they are the only way UK manufacturers can restore a competitive environment when faced with market-distorting trade practices by overseas producers.

By Tom Reynolds (British Ceramics Confederation) at 5 Jan 2018

The impact of trade remedies on the UK construction sector

Most commentators tend to talk about Brexit in binary permutations of hard/soft, deal/no deal, transition/cliff edge. This does a disservice to the enormous decisions the UK must make in the coming months in order to strike out on our own. Not trivialities like a bold new independent policy on the acceptable bend in bananas, but important choices on the fundamental rules under which our businesses will operate.

By Tom Reynolds (British Ceramics Confederation) at 21 Nov 2017

Changing the face of construction - solving the skills shortage

Andy Williamson, Managing Director of IKO UK Group, who spoke at the CIMCIG Leaders’ Debate on the skills shortage in May, says we should all take responsibility for improving the image of construction; let’s not look to someone else to solve the problem.

By Andy Williamson at 3 Jul 2017

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