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

CECA: Crossrail 2 Planning Funds “Very Welcome”
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CECA has said recent reports that HM Treasury’s spending round for the next financial year contain £6 million allocated to the Department for Transport to develop plans for Crossrail 2 as “very welcome.” This follows that Chancellor’s Spending Round earlier this month, in which the Government promised an “infrastructure revolution” and “continued support for the

CECA Wales: UK Government’s Lack Of Commitment To North Wales “Hugely Disappointing”
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Civils contractors today said that the lack of a real commitment to North Wales in the Government’s response to the Welsh Committee’s report on the suspension of nuclear works at Wylfa Newydd is “hugely disappointing.” Chair of the Welsh Affairs Select Committee David T.C. Davies MP has criticised the Government’s response for offering nothing but

CECA: Government Decision To Delay VAT Changes “Tremendous News” For Industry
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CECA has hailed the Government’s decision to delay potentially damaging VAT changes for construction companies, announced late on Friday (6 September), as “tremendous news” for industry. Reverse charge VAT was due to come into force from 1 October 2019. However, the Government has announced its decision to delay implementation until 1 October 2020 after a coalition

New Rules On Prompt Payment Come Into Force
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New rules designed to make sure government suppliers pay their bills on time have come into force. The rules, which came in on September 1, mean all government suppliers must pay 95 per cent of their invoices within 60 days or run the risk of losing out on major government contracts. This will be particularly

CSCS Ends Exemption To Health, Safety & Environment Test Requirement
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CSCS has ended an exemption CSCS card applicants could previously use to get a CSCS card without passing the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) Health, safety and environment test. In most cases, to get a CSCS card, an applicant must: Hold a recognised construction related qualification (usually an NVQ or SVQ) Pass the CITB Health,

National Infrastructure Strategy
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In spite of the ongoing political uncertainties, CECA is looking ahead to the publication of the National Infrastructure Strategy this autumn, which will set the long term agenda for the development of world-class infrastructure in England. The strategy will be a response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s National Needs Assessment, published last year, setting out

CECA: HS2 Still Vital For Economic And Social Growth
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Following the publication of the Prime Minister’s independent review into HS2 today, civil engineering contractors called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to recognise the proven value HS2 will bring across the UK for the long term. The Prime Minister has stated his wish to review “whether and how we proceed” with HS2 ahead of the

CECA: New Construction Minister Must Focus On Delivering Sector Deal
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Civils contractors welcomed the news that Nadhim Zahawi MP has been appointed construction minister by urging him to focus on implementing the Construction Sector Deal and creating the resilient, highly skilled industry required to deliver the world class infrastructure that will drive economic growth across the UK. Mr. Zahawi was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary

Industry Warns ‘No Deal’ Brexit Could Cost UK Economy £12 Billion
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CECA has joined with the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), Build UK, the Construction Products Association and the Federation of Master Builders in writing to the Prime Minister to warn that a ‘no deal’ exit from the European Union could cost the UK economy as much as £12 billion. The letter states that “Our