If you want to hear the latest news stories related to the infrastructure sector, view the Director’s latest blog or press releases, contribute to the latest sector related consultation or read CECA Wales’ latest article on what’s impacting the sector then this is the place to come.

Life, Death and Taxes – the joy of Reverse Charge VAT!
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This afternoon we held a seminar for our members to introduce them to the latest developments in the world of taxation, employment law and occupational health.  It was aimed at HR Managers, Payroll Managers, Financial Managers, Senior Managers, Managers, Directors and anyone responsible for finance, taxation and payroll issues within their organisations. Gerry Lean of

CECA Wales Leadership Challenge 2018
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Last Thursday and Friday a number of our younger CECA Wales members came together at Cwrt y Gollen Army Camp in Crickhowell to test their leadership and teamworking abilities at CECA Wales’ annual “Leadership Challenge”. The “Challenge”, which we’ve been developing in partnership with the Armed Forces, and is in its second year, is designed

CECA Wales – Securing the Welsh workforce of the future!
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A big thanks to our CECA Wales members for supporting the Skills Cymru event held in Cardiff last week (I promise we’ll be up in Llandudno next year too!). Skills Cymru is an annual opportunity for school pupils, their parents and teachers, from the north, middle and south of Wales to meet with employers across

CECA Wales Annual Golf Day 2018
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Last Tuesday, 2nd October, we hosted our Annual Golf Day for members and guests at Royal Porthcawl Golf Club. We had 8 teams of 4 taking part : Costain (x2), Encon, Andrew Scott, Taziker, Knights Brown, Centregreat and Walters UK. And what a great day – if slightly blustery! But that’s what Links courses are

Inquiry into the status of the Welsh Baccalaureate
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National Assembly for Wales : Children, Young People and Education Committee Ymateb gan Gymdeithas Contractwyr Peirianneg Sifil Cymru Evidence from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales This text represents the evidence provided by the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales to the National Assembly for Wales’ Children, Young People and Education Committee on their Inquiry

Infrastructure, politics and the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon – a sorry saga!
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As the UK Government refuses to back the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project and the fallout and recriminations continue, Ed Evans, Director of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Cymru, questions the way we currently test the viability of infrastructure investments across the UK and whether or not Wales, through its Wellbeing of Future Generations

Inquiry into the State of Roads in Wales
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Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee, National Assembly for Wales Evidence from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Wales Summary of Responses The state of roads in Wales has been a constant source of frustration for our sector and, therefore, we welcome this Inquiry. We also hope that it represents an opportunity to address the chronic

Building prosperity for all – the importance of long-term planning
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As the Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Mark Drakeford AM, launched his mid-term review of the Welsh Government’s Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP), Ed Evans, Director of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Cymru, stresses the importance of long term planning in the infrastructure sector and the social as well as economic and environmental benefits that

Meeting the challenges of automation, employability and diversity
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As we all, slowly, face up to the challenges of automation, Ed Evans, Director of the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) Cymru, examines the potential impacts of automation in the infrastructure sector, and how both public and private sectors need to work together to address the challenges for the workforce. Increased automation is impacting, and

A year of delay and disappointment – a review of 2017
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Ed Evans from the Civil Engineers Contractors Association in Wales looks back at 2017 and a year of delay and disappointment for those involved in the infrastructure sector in Wales but stresses that this must change if Wales is to benefit from the opportunities that new and improved infrastructure brings. But only if governments start