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Adrian Belton
Blog 22 July 2014

CITB at 50 - Adrian Belton

Chief Executive Adrian Belton discusses the reasons to celebrate our anniversary and what comes next for CITB.

Construction growth set to continue

Construction sector growth over the next 5 years could deliver as many as 200,000 new jobs according to the latest figures from the CITB.

Builders get behind flood defence scheme

A range of damaged flood defences are set to be repaired as part of a £4.5 million scheme.

Help to Build scheme may unlock SME funding

Proposals to launch a new 'Help to Build' scheme have been welcomed by the Federation of Master Builders.

CITB parliamentary receptions

CITB held parliament receptions in England, Scotland and Wales as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

Britain facing social housing shortfall

Changes to the UK’s house-building regulations have led to a significant reduction in the number of properties available to low-income families, new research indicates.

Public more supportive of house-building schemes

Britons have become more supportive of house-building projects, according to the UK’s planning minister.

£383bn Infrastructure Pipeline announced

The latest update of the Infrastructure Pipeline shows infrastructure investment has increased to £383 billion to 2020.

One in six construction sites fail to prevent health risks

A two-week Health and Safety Executive (HSE) crackdown saw enforcement action taken at 85 of the 560 sites visited.

Invest in skills and inspire the next generation

Chief Executive Adrian Belton has called on the construction industry to raise its investment in training to ensure it has the skills it needs to meet the challenges it faces.

Supporting the 'Born To Build' campaign

UKCG Director Stephen Ratcliffe talks through the aims of the new 'Born To Build' campaign and how you can help.

Women into construction project brings benefits to employers

A project set up to redress women’s longstanding under-representation within construction, is bringing benefits both to employers and women wanting to enter the industry.

Construction industry optimism despite contracts setback

Data experts say industry should be ‘optimistic’ about long-term future, despite small drop in construction contracts value.

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