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Blog 27 November 2015

Key issues remain on Apprenticeships Levy

Steve Radley, CITB's Policy and Strategic Planning Director, says more detail is still needed following the Autumn Statement.

Training offered to boost diversity in construction

Highways England aiming to promote values of fairness, inclusion and respect in the building sector.

Chancellor unveils details of apprenticeships levy in Autumn Statement

George Osborne announces measures aimed at boosting on-the-job training and stimulating housebuilding.

Guidelines aim to raise awareness of construction health risks

New guidelines have been published in a bid to boost awareness of occupational health risks in the construction industry.

Number of workers using BIM rises, poll finds

A survey has revealed that the amount of construction workers using building information modelling is higher than last year.

Crossrail on track as upgrade work hits halfway

Network Rail has announced that £2.3bn of improvements on rail network are half way to completion.

New toolkit to promote inclusivity in construction

A free online ‘toolkit’ equipping construction industry employers with ways to promote inclusivity in the workplace has been launched.

Safety officials hand out first notices under CDM 2015 rules

Officials are urging the industry to tighten up safety procedures after making visits to a number of small sites across the country.

Conference to tackle homophobia in construction

Senior figures in construction will join forces this month to raise awareness of homophobia and transphobia.

£3bn prison plan to boost construction jobs

Nine new prisons are to be built across England and Wales.

Civil engineers’ average salaries revealed

An experienced civil engineer can now expect to take home £45,300 per year, a new report suggests.

More recognised qualifications 'key to tackling skills gap'

New study finds only a small portion of training courses lead to recognised qualifications.

Construction industry ‘in rude health’

Construction companies enjoyed the sharpest growth in new business for a year, a new report suggests.

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