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CECA: Contractors Welcome Focus On Growth In 2022 Queen’s Speech
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Civils contractors today welcomed a clear focus on delivering economic growth and levelling up opportunities in all parts of the UK in the Queen’s Speech at today’s State Opening of Parliament. Director of Operations for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Marie-Claude Hemming said: “There is a clear focus on delivering economic growth in the…

CECA: Industry Stands Poised To Deliver On British Energy Security Strategy
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Civils contractors today welcomed the publication of the UK Government’s British Energy Security Strategy and said that the industry stands poised to deliver on the ambitious plan for 95% of Great Britain’s energy to be low carbon by 2030. The plan will involve the quicker expansion of nuclear, wind, solar, hydrogen, oil and gas generation,…

CECA Publish New Schedules Of Dayworks In Response To Steep Escalation Of Costs
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Today’s removal of the rebate on red diesel for construction plant have promoted the fastest ever refresh of one of the industry’s key contract documents. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association publishes the Schedules of Dayworks as a benchmark for incidental works carried out where no rate has been agreed under the contract. The so-called ‘CECA…

New CECA Midlands Director Appointed
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Civil engineering firms across the Midlands have a new voice to represent them – at a key time for the industry. Lorraine Gregory has been appointed as the new Regional Director for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) for the Midlands, succeeding Dawn Karakatsanis, who has held the post for four-and-a-half years. CECA Midlands supports…

Coalition of Construction Industry Leaders Call On Chancellor to Defer Red Diesel Changes
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From 1 April 2022, under current policy, the construction industry among others will be unable to use red diesel, a dyed fuel with lower taxation than regular diesel. This decarbonisation strategy, which was outlined just before the COVID-19 pandemic, gave a two-year window for the biofuel industry to grow and for increased production and use…

Stepping Down With CECA On The Up
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“At the end of the month, we will announce the new Regional Director (Midlands region) for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) and I am very confident that I am handing over the reins to an individual who will move CECA Midlands even further forward. “During my time in this role with CECA Midlands, it’s…

HS2 Phase 2a Main Civils Works (MCW) Procurement
UK News |

HS2 have confirmed that a market engagement event (via Microsoft Teams) has been scheduled for 2.00pm on Monday 31 January 2022 to update the market on the HS2 Phase 2a Main Civils Works (MCW) procurement. A PIN has been published in relation to this event, which can be located HERE containing further details and REGISTRATION…

CECA Cited In Parliamentary Debate On Red Diesel Rebate
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Yesterday CECA was cited three times in a Westminster Hall Parliamentary debate on the impact of the removal of the rebate on red fuel for onsite plant and machinery use, due to come into force this April. Civil Engineering Contractors Association (National) members welcome the move towards cleaner emissions, but this policy takes that option away because…

CECA: ‘Gold Standard’ For Public Sector Frameworks Will Deliver Better Outcomes For Industry & Clients
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Civils contractors today welcomed the publication of an independent review of public sector frameworks by saying the creation of a ‘gold standard’ for public sector frameworks will lead to beneficial outcomes for industry and clients alike. Professor David Mosey’s Constructing the Gold Standard: An Independent Review of Public Sector Construction Frameworks sets out 24 ‘Gold…