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Kevin Fear
Blog 15 December 2014

Be aware of changes to the CDM regulations

The Revd. Kevin Fear, CITB’s Health and Safety Strategy Lead, explains more about the 2015 changes and what is being planned to help you.

Government’s investment in infrastructure is ‘short-sighted’

The Government has a short-sighted and backward-looking strategy for investment in infrastructure, claims a new report from the Institute for Government.

Builders back new first-time buyer scheme

A new first-time buyer scheme, which will remove planning laws on certain sites, has been backed by the building industry.

Carillion launches new apprenticeships drive

Carillion has revealed plans to create 5,000 new construction apprenticeships.

Ministers plan major careers advice investment

The Government is to launch a new careers education company, to ensure young people can make informed decisions about the future.

“No one size fits all” on apprenticeship funding

CITB Director of Policy & Strategic Planning, Steve Radley, has stressed the need for apprenticeship funding reform.

Government approves first Trailblazer apprenticeship

Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has given the green light for a new Assembly Technician Apprenticeship.

Building firms ‘to enjoy further output growth’

The recovery of the construction sector should continue over the coming two years, according to new forecasts.

Bricklayer shortage highlights importance of attracting talent

National Construction College Principal Andy Walder says recent media coverage of recruitment issues shows the industry is picking up.

TUCA and NCC Midlands receive Sword of Honour

TUCA and NCC Midlands have been presented with a prestigious Sword of Honour by the British Safety Council.

Hiring prospects to improve in 2015

A new report from employment group Manpower says that the first quarter of 2015 will see hiring prospects in construction improve by 16%.

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund set for relaunch

Government announces plans to re-open Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) on Wednesday.

Growth in construction starts

Construction growth has continued to grow at a slow, but steady rate, according to new figures.

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