Here you can read about CECA’s latest activities, press notices, blogs, comment & more.

HMRC Announces Change To The Off-Payroll Working Rules
Blog |

As part of a review into changes to the operation of the off-payroll working rules (IR35), HMRC has made an announcement to give business more time to prepare. Changes to the operation of the off-payroll working rules will only apply to payments made for services provided on or after 6 April 2020, HMRC has announced, ahead of

CECA North West: Government Must ‘Level UP’ UK Through Infrastructure Investment
Press Release |

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (North West) has called on Chancellor Sajid Javid MP to unleash investment in infrastructure in its region. CECA NW has said that the Government must press ahead with HS2 in its entirety, as well as deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail, build a world-class roads network, and make a renewed commitment to

CECA: HS2 Green Light Heralds A ‘New Dawn’ For UK Infrastructure
Press Release |

Civils contractors today said that the decision of the UK Government to progress with HS2 heralds a ‘new dawn’ for the UK infrastructure sector. Commenting, Director of External Affair for the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Marie-Claude Hemming said: “After months of uncertainty, we applaud the Government’s decision to give the green light to HS2.

CECA Calls On Chancellor To Kick-Start Infrastructure Revolution
Press Release |

Civils contractors have written to Chancellor Sajid Javid MP to outline the steps he needs to take at Budget 2020 to kick-start an infrastructure revolution. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) have highlighted that the infrastructure sector faces severe challenges in workload visibility, with very few shovel-ready projects in the UK for its members to

CECA To Join LGA’s Strategic Supplier Relationship Management Initiative
Press Release |

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) is to join the Local Government Association’s Strategic Supplier Relationship Management (SSRM) initiative to help improve local government procurement of infrastructure. CECA represents contractors who build, maintain and upgrade the UK’s vital infrastructure networks. The LGA’s SSRM initiative aims to encourage supply chain innovation, add value and promote transparency

National Apprenticeship Week 2020
Blog |

The thirteenth annual National Apprenticeship Week begins today, and business meetings, open days, celebration events and parents evenings are being held in workplaces, schools and training providers premises across the country. For the first time, National Apprenticeship Week includes weekend activity, with many employers opening their doors to young people and their parents at open

CECA: MAC Recommendations Workable For Industry
Press Release |

Civil engineering contractors today cautiously welcomed a report published by the Migration Advisory Committee on A Points-Based System and Salary Thresholds for Immigration. The report focuses on the UK’s future skills-based work migration system once the Brexit transition period ends and makes recommendations around the possible role of a points-based immigration system and the appropriate

Government Pledges £500 Million To Bring Back Historic Rail Lines
Blog |

The UK Government has announced £500m of funding to help reconnect towns across the country by kick-starting cuts made to the railway network in the 1960s and 1970s. The cuts, proposed by British Rail Chairman Dr Richard Beeching in 1963, ended passenger services on around a third of the rail network, closing up to 5,000

CECA: PI Insurance Will Be A ‘Major Challenge’ For Contractors In 2020
Press Release |

The cost of PI insurance will be a major challenge for contractors in 2020, according to research published today by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA). In recent months CECA members have reported spiralling costs for professional indemnity insurance as the market has hardened. To assess the scale of the issue CECA polled its members

Plant Construction Careers Event
UK News |

CECA Midlands is working in association with the West Midlands Combined Authority, Construction Plant Association and CITB to deliver a much needed Plant Construction Careers Event. The aim of the event is to inspire young people and over 18yrs to think about a career in plant/civils construction industry. There will be lots of interactive stands