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News 27 January 2015

Construction comeback set to create over 200,000 jobs

A resurgence of growth in the regions and nations is driving a strong construction comeback, according to the new Construction Skills Network report.

Ministers hail rise in apprenticeships total

Ministers have welcomed new data which shows that a growing number of Britons are signing up for apprenticeships.

Construction firms ‘must not overlook talented women’

Building firms have been urged to make the most of the skills which female workers can offer, by supporting a new Government campaign.

New innovation fund to support fresh construction ideas

A new innovation fund has been launched in the construction sector, to enhance health and safety standards.

Warm welcome for construction jobs boom

An additional 44,000 jobs will be created in the construction sector every year between now and 2019, according to the CITB.

A positive forecast – now let’s make the most of it

CITB's Head of Economic Analysis Geeta Nathan looks at the 2015-2019 Construction Skills Network Report.

Tunnelling firms launch new skills strategy

New apprenticeships are set to be created as part of major plans to invest in tunnelling and underground construction skills.

SkillBuild judge steps down after 35 years

SkillBuild Carpentry judge Dave Elliot is to retire from the competition after more than three decades of assessing apprentices.

Crossrail reaches apprenticeships milestone

400 apprentices have now been appointed to work on the Crossrail project.

New board for a new year

Chief Executive Adrian Belton outlines why CITB's new board is excellent news for the construction industry.

CDM rule changes ‘to deliver £19.6m in savings’

Plans to reform the CDM Regulations should save businesses millions of pounds, the Government believes.

‘Growing appetite’ for home improvement work

The number of domestic construction projects could rise this year, with homeowners reporting a growing appetite for property improvements.

New UK-GBC boss calls for green construction drive

Building firms should aim to support the roll-out of sustainable property solutions, according to the new boss of the UK Green Building Council.

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