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

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

Transport for the South East (TfSE) Drop-In Events
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To mark the launch of Transport for the South East (TfSE) draft Transport Strategy later this year and the subsequent public consultation period, TfSE have organised a series of events across the TfSE region. These events offer an opportunity to learn more about TfSE, the strategy contents and the consultation process and will help you

Construction Industry Unites To Demand Delay To VAT Changes
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The Government must delay the implementation of damaging VAT changes in the construction industry, demands a coalition of the major trade bodies in the sector, in a letter to the Chancellor published this week. The letter calls on the Chancellor to push back the implementation of reverse charge VAT, due on 1 October, by at least

CSCS Launches New Website Design
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The Construction Skills Certification Scheme is pleased to announce the relaunch of its website – www.cscs.uk.com. If you have ever applied for a CSCS card you probably visited the website to assist with your application.CSCS have completely redesigned the website’s layout to make sure the information visitors need is easier to access. Commenting, CSCS Head

Transport – Overhead Power Lines Safety Campaign
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On average, one person dies or is seriously each month as a result of contact with an overhead power line while driving or operating road transport, road haulage or tipper/HIAB type vehicles. In the last five years, there were over 500 near-miss incidents involving road transport and haulage or tipper type  vehicles  and overhead power

Emerging Technologies Workshops
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CECA is running a series of workshops in September in London on future technologies and how they might be used in our industry. The dates and themes are below: Additive manufacturing/3D printing – PM 30 September Drone/UAV technology – AM 6 September Augmented and mixed reality – PM 6 September Machine learning – AM 16

Public Procurement Review Service Progress Report
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The Public Procurement Review Service (PPRS), formerly known as the Mystery Shopper Service, sits within the Cabinet Office and allows government suppliers and potential government suppliers to raise concerns anonymously about potentially poor public sector procurement practice. PPRS also accepts cases raised by suppliers concerning the late payment (i.e. not paid within 30 calendar days

CECA: New PM’s Cabinet Must Hit The Ground Running On Infrastructure
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Civils contractors today said that members of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s newly-formed cabinet must hit the ground running on infrastructure to secure economic growth. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), which represents companies who deliver, maintain, and upgrade the UK’s vital infrastructure, has highlighted the following priorities for the new Government: Devolution of borrowing and

Regulated Asset Base (RAB) Model For Nuclear
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In June 2018, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced that the Government would review the viability of a ‘Regulated Asset Base’ (RAB) model for new nuclear projects and committed in January 2019 to publishing an assessment of this model by the summer. The Government’s assessment has concluded that, by providing