CPA Submits Representation for Spring Budget

The CPA has submitted its representation to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the Spring Budget. In the letter, CPA Chief Executive Peter Caplehorn writes: “The Construction Products Association urges Government to partner and collaborate with industry. Within the CPA’s membership is vital expertise, available to Government, which will be vital to successful delivery of key infrastructure projects, retrofitting and new housing. We also invite Government to speak to the CPA to understand some of the key challenges manufacturers face on the ground, whether it’s finding the right skills for the future or maintaining their international competitiveness. A long-term commitment from Government to its main policy priorities will provide our members with the certainty to invest and support delivery.”

Our asks of government centre around housing, infrastructure delivery, UK competitiveness, investment and performance. Read the full letter here.

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