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Press Release 25 September 2015

New campaign launched to meet construction's skills challenge

The construction industry is today launching ‘Go Construct’, a new campaign to encourage people to consider a career in construction.

Apprentices ‘can earn more’ than graduates

Workers who start their careers with a top-level apprenticeship could earn as much as £50,000 more than a graduate over their lifetime.

CITB joins debates at UK Construction Week

Skills shortages, the housing crisis and the image of construction are all up for discussion at UK Construction Week.

Infrastructure body to get Britain building

A new commission aimed at getting big building projects off the ground more quickly has been launched.

Construction output growth hits 7-month peak

Rises in house-building, commercial work and civil engineering helped output growth in the construction sector to hit a seven-month peak.

Infrastructure work ‘will need 100,000 extra staff’

Fresh analysis of the infrastructure pipeline has revealed the extent of the skills shortage facing the construction sector.

UK economy ‘to net £102bn from Crossrail 2’

As much as £102 billion could be generated for the UK economy by the second phase of the London Crossrail project.

Housing firms among Britain’s best builders

Barratt, Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon among top 10 building companies in the country, research reveals.

Surge in value of commercial building contracts

Analysis shows the value of contracts awarded in the commercial and retail sector is higher than it has been for four years.

Bidding launched for £11bn HS2 contracts

High-speed rail project takes huge step forward as Chancellor George Osborne seeks to attract Chinese investment in the scheme.

Construction industry growth ‘set to soar’

Report by top economists suggests building sector output could total £129.9bn by the end of 2016.

UK Construction Week 6-11 October 2015

Start Date:
6 Oct 2015 09:00
End Date:
11 Oct 2015 15:00
NEC, Birmingham

MPs pledge to back construction apprenticeships

Over 200 people from the construction industry attended CITB's ‘I’m Backing Apprenticeships’ reception last Wednesday.

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