Features and Analysis
The industry is still shaking, and will be for many months to come, following the collapse of the UK’s second-biggest contractor.
Within the industry we know we can be dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking. But as the recent backlash to the apprenticeship levy highlights, businesses like ours continue to face hurdles that are blocking our full growth potential.
Construction has been working with government to develop new apprenticeship standards since 2014. So why have only 27 of the 75 standards submitted been approved for delivery?
So, no one gives a toss?
CN last week launched a new campaign, with a series of events and content aiming to inspire future leaders and promote the industry as being gender neutral, welcoming of women in all roles.
The UK construction industry is currently awaiting further details of the sector deal recently agreed between the government and the Construction Leadership Council.
A draft bill calling for clarification of the definitions of employment status, targeted at gig economy companies, could have significant implications for self-employed construction workers.
A landslide drop in apprenticeships is not something our industry can afford.
There are few problems that cannot be solved by the innovation and ingenuity of British business.
The Budget marked a decided change in the government’s approach to housing policy.
The apprenticeship levy was created to boost the number and quality of apprentices. I welcomed its creation.
The response to the government review of the CITB, on which I advised, shows the CITB ‘gets it’.
EU citizens play a crucial role in Britain’s construction industry – from manual labourers and trades people to skilled engineers and surveyors.
The winners of the Construction Investing in Talent Awards 2017 have been revealed during a glittering ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.
The government’s new gender pay gap legislation has caused a great deal of confusion – not least in the media.
If I were to give you two options – take up an electrical apprenticeship in which you would earn £60,000-plus over four years, or go to university and be saddled with debts averaging around £44,000 – which would you choose?
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