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CECA: Contractors Welcome Labour’s ‘Bold’ Commitment To Infrastructure
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Civils contractors today welcomed the publication of the Labour Party’s manifesto ahead of next month’s General Election and welcomed its “bold” commitment to infrastructure. The Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer published his party’s manifesto in Manchester earlier this morning promising to “change the infrastructure that supports investment into our economy, reform the planning regime… [and]……

CECA: Conservative Manifesto Infrastructure Goals Should Be Embraced By All Parties
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The UK’s civil engineering contractors today said that the infrastructure policies outlined in the Conservative Party’s manifesto show a welcome focus on delivering economic growth. The manifesto, published earlier today, sets out the party’s plans to invest in infrastructure, including delivering Northern Powerhouse Rail, funding the Midlands Rail hub in full, and re-opening Beeching lines…

Contractors Welcome Lib Dem Manifesto And Urge Focus On Infrastructure For Growth
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The UK’s civils contractors today welcomed the publication of the Liberal Democrats’ manifesto ahead of the General Election, and urged all parties to adopt a laser-focussed approach to infrastructure for growth. The Liberal Democrats have pledged to make Britain “a world leader in the new infrastructure, businesses and technologies needed to tackle climate change” with…

CECA: UK’s Success Rests On Streamlining Capital Project Delivery
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Civils contractors today welcomed the UK Labour Party’s announcement that should it form the next Government it plans to merge the National Infrastructure Commission and the Infrastructure and Projects Authority into a new body to streamline the delivery of capital projects. The Labour Party has said that a combined body – to be entitled ‘National…

CECA: Next UK Government Will Only Succeed By Backing Infrastructure Delivery
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The UK’s civil engineering contractors today said that the winners of the next UK General Election must back the infrastructure sector to deliver economic growth for businesses and communities across the country. Earlier today Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that the date of the upcoming General Election is to be 4 July 2024. Commenting, Director…

CECA: Local Election Winners Must Back Infrastructure For Growth
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Civil engineering contractors are today calling on all newly elected politicians to ensure our infrastructure meets the public need following last week’s local elections. The results indicated a significant change in the political landscape, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats gaining a record number of new seats from the Conservatives. Today, the Civil Engineering Contractors…

CECA: Government Must Follow Through On Chancellor’s Move To Decarbonise Construction Plant
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Civils contractors today welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in his Spring Budget that the Government will seek to extend full expensing to assets for leasing but said that it must follow through on the policy to see results. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt MP’s 2024 Spring Budget included the announcement that the Government intends to publish draft legislation…

CECA: UK Recession Shows Cuts Have Consequences
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Civils contractors today said that news that the UK entered a technical recession in the last quarter of 2023 show that cuts have consequences and have called on all parties to redouble their commitment to building for growth. Figures published today show that UK GDP shrank by 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of…

The Role Of Artificial Intelligence In Infrastructure
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Earlier this week, CECA hosted a meeting for members on Artificial Intelligence and its place in our industry’s future. AI, is an emerging technology which could transform the way our industry operates. With the right AI in place, it can help businesses save time and money by minimising the human resource on routine processes and…