Here you can find all the latest news relating to CECA North East.

Public Procurement Review Service
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Have you ever had a concern about a public sector contract? Have you experienced late payment by the public sector? Maybe the Cabinet Office can help. The Public Procurement Review Service is the new name for the successful Mystery Shopper scheme that allows suppliers to raise concerns anonymously about public sector procurement. It has helped

CECA: Shock Drop In Contractors’ Workloads Raises Fears For UK Economy
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Civils contractors experienced a shock drop in their workloads in the last quarter of 2018, according to a survey published today. Members of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) reported that after two consecutive quarters of growth, workloads fell in 2018 Q4, according to 3 per cent of British firms, on balance. CECA’s Workload Trends

Can Engineering Companies Really Afford To Ignore Apprenticeships?
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2019 is shaping up to be a truly exciting year for apprenticeships. Already it’s been a great start, with the launch of the new apprenticeship ‘Fire It Up’ campaign in January – which focuses on changing the ‘not-for-me’ mindset towards apprenticeships and is making a significant splash across TV, billboards, digital and social channels. Thousands

CECA: Transport for the North’s Strategic Transport Plan Must Move From Draft To Delivery
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Civils contractors today welcomed Transport for the North’s ambitious £70 billion blueprint to support transformation of the North’s economy and look forward to a clear delivery plan to meet the urgent transport needs of the region.  TfN’s Strategic Transport Plan and Investment Programme outlines how a £70 billion investment over thirty years would contribute to an

Data Protection & Brexit – Are You Prepared?
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If your organisation shares personal data with organisations in the European Economic Area (EEA), you will need to take steps to ensure you continue to comply with data protection laws if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. For UK businesses that only share data within the UK, there will be no change. Personal

Combined Action Needed To Tackle Severe Skills Shortages
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Leading construction bodies have called for united action between industry and Government to address skills pinch-points. Nine industry federations and representative bodies have jointly called for collaboration to boost availability of occupations in greatest shortages including site supervisors, operatives and quantity surveyors. The organisations – Association for Consultancy & Engineering, Build UK, Civil Engineering Contractors

Data Protection – No Deal
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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have established a task force to assess and support business readiness in respect of data protection if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. DCMS want your help to understand how prepared businesses are in terms of data protection for a no-deal and what more

CECA: Collaborative Working Vital For UK Rail 
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Civil engineering contractors have today called on Government to promote a more collaborative rail sector in order to deliver a world-class railway.  In its response to the Williams Rail Review, established to recommend the best way to organise the UK’s rail network and operations, CECA called for the principles of collaboration to extend to those

CECA: Wylfa Cancellation A “Serious Blow” To The UK’s Future Energy Security
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CECA has today described the cancellation of a new nuclear power station at Wylfa in Wales as a “serious blow” to the UK’s future energy security. The Japanese firm Hitachi has announced that it is to suspend work on the £20 billion scheme, with the loss of 400 jobs. Commentating, CECA Director of External Affairs