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CECA Welcomes Publication Of Rail Enhancements List
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The UK Government has today published the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline (RNEP), showing upcoming rail upgrades for the coming five years. The update supplies information on the RNEP schemes being funded by the Control Period 6 (CP6) enhancements budget. The CP6 budget covers 2019 to 2024. For each RNEP scheme the Department for Transport only

CECA Publishes New Dayworks Schedules
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The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has published a new version of the Schedules of Dayworks Carried out Incidental to Contract Work, the standard industry contract for the construction of infrastructure schemes. The new two volume version can be used for either, i) pricing of work undertaken on a daywork basis where no other schedules

The Queen’s Speech 2019
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On Monday (14 October) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivered the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament in London. In the speech, the Queen said: “To ensure that the benefits of a prospering economy reach every corner of the United Kingdom, my Ministers will bring forward a National Infrastructure Strategy. This will set

Procurement Pilots Set To Save Contractors & Supply Chain SMEs £25m
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CITB and construction employers are piloting four schemes to improve procurement practices for homebuilding and infrastructure projects set to achieve £25m savings. The Improving Performance Through Better Procurement Approaches commission will see just under 12,000 construction workers trained, half of which to be from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), within the housing, infrastructure and local

Transport Committee Wants National Conversation On Road Pricing
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The House of Commons Transport Committee wants to start a national debate about road pricing – something that has been lacking for more than a decade since the then Labour Government’s road pricing plans were shelved. This is in advance of an inquiry to be formally announced in early 2020, when the Committee will invite

UK Government Publish No-Deal Readiness Report
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The UK Government has published a Brexit readiness report detailing the UK’s preparedness ahead of its declared aim of leaving the European Union on 31 October. The Government has said that it has put forward serious and reasonable proposals to the EU and is continuing to work at pace to secure a deal, but this

CECA: Post-Brexit Migration Regime Must Account For Construction’s Needs
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Civils contractors have backed the recommendations of a new report that calls for greater simplicity and a breathing space on planned visa restrictions after Brexit. Migration and Construction: The view from employers, recruiters and non-UK born workers in 2019, published today by industry training board CITB, finds that just 3 per cent of employers in

18 New Roads Schemes A Step Closer To Delivery
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The Department for Transport has announced a first wave of funding which will enable 18 new road schemes to move onto the next stage of development, providing upgrades to improve safety, reduce traffic congestion, and delivering improved journeys. On Monday (30 September) the Government announced the first round of successful schemes, which will now move on

CECA Scotland: UK Government Backing Of Renewables Will Create Jobs & Growth
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Civils contractors today said that news that twelve new renewable energy projects will be commissioned following the latest round of the UK Government’s Contracts for Difference scheme is a major step towards delivering the mixed portfolio of low carbon energy generation the UK requires. The new projects are to provide an estimated 6 gigawatts of

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