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Blog 29 June 2015

Get compliant – help protect your workforce with CDM 2015

The Revd. Kevin Fear, CITB’s Health and Safety Strategy Lead, discusses how the industry has responded to the CDM 2015 changes.

Returning troops can get Britain building

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis today issued a call to the nation’s former servicemen and women to consider new careers in construction.

Professional salaries ‘outstripping national average’

Construction workers in professional roles earn nearly double the national average salary, research has revealed.

Scheme to get ex-military staff into construction off to flying start

BuildForce could soon be rolled out across the industry after impressive early results.

Construction industry set for ‘bumper year’ of growth

Construction output is set to rise by 15% over the next nine months to hit highs of £34 billion, latest research has revealed.

CITB backs new campaign to recognise women in construction

A new campaign is aiming to recognise the contribution that women have made to construction projects in England.

Duke of York visits National Construction College

HRH, the Duke of York, has visited the Constructionarium in Bircham Newton for a tour of Europe’s number one construction college.

Skills shortages hit more than half of mid-sized firms

Skills shortages are holding back more than half of medium-sized construction firms, new research suggests.

Apprenticeships to be given legal protection

CITB has backed Government plans to give apprenticeships legal protection.

Output boost for UK construction sector

The output of the construction industry rose for the 23rd month in a row during April.

Industry says simpler access to training funds is a must

Anne Macdonald, CITB Strategic Funding Manager discusses CITB's Investment Funding Review.

Call to tackle construction card fraud

One in five have seen fake certification cards for construction workers in the past year, according to a new survey by CITB and CSCS.

Greenbelt house-building ‘on the rise’

More housing developments are being approved on England’s greenbelt land, data has revealed.

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