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Blog 20 July 2015

What has the Construction Levy ever done for us?

After a new government apprenticeships levy on large employers was announced, Steve Radley, CITB Director of Policy and Strategic Planning, discusses CITB's construction industry levy.

Bidding reopens for share of £525m funding

Smaller builders encouraged to apply for share of government support to speed up housing developments.

Housing permissions hit highest level in seven years

Planning permissions for new homes have reached their highest level since 2008, the latest figures have revealed.

UK Construction Week

Start Date:
6 Oct 2015 09:00
End Date:
11 Oct 2015 17:00
Location:
NEC Birmingham

Scorecards to drive down number of NEET young people

A scorecard system is to help councils drive down the number of NEET young people.

Robin Walker MP visits CITB apprentices in Worcester

Worcester MP Robin Walker met CITB Scaffolding apprentices during a visit to a new Abbeyfield housing development.

Councils given deadline to choose sites for housing and infrastructure

Local councils are to be given a deadline to choose sites on which construction can take place.

National Apprenticeship Week confirmed for 2016

National Apprenticeship Week 2016 to run from 14 to 18 March next year.

Trailblazer employers to create new construction apprenticeships

Construction SMEs to join forces with the Federation of Master Builders to develop apprenticeships in bricklaying and plastering.

Business leaders urge rethink on zero carbon homes axe

Business leaders have signed an open letter urging the Chancellor to reconsider scrapping the zero carbon homes target.

Call for firms to recruit workers from disadvantaged groups

Construction firms are being urged to back a campaign aimed at transforming the way businesses recruit.

From the front line to the construction site

At a BuildForce event sponsored by Carillion in London this week, service leavers discovered about the opportunities available in the sector.

SMEs and infrastructure projects to receive share of €8bn EU fund

SMEs and infrastructure projects in the UK could soon benefit from a slice of an €8 billion EU fund.

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