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News 13 February 2015

Poll: CDM Regulations 2015 - Safety Sorted?

Did you know that the CDM regulations are changing?

Careers advice ‘must be improved’

Schools lack the incentives they need to improve careers advice, warns minister.

Office projects drive construction growth

A number of major office-building projects helped lift growth in the construction industry last month, new figures show.

How my apprenticeship has opened the door to a rewarding career

Nathan Wadiun will be discussing his experience as an apprentice at CITB’s Building Futures summit.

HSE appoints new chief inspector of construction

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has appointed Peter Baker as its new chief inspector of construction.

Construction output builds for seventh quarter in a row

The final three months of last year saw the building industry grow for the seventh quarter running, a new survey shows.

How much do you really know about apprenticeships?

A quiz aimed at testing people’s knowledge of apprenticeships has been put together by the Government ahead of National Apprenticeship Week.

'Women missing from key roles'

Employment Minister Esther McVey says women are still missing from key positions in the British workforce.

£60m grant to boost jobs and skills in green energy sector

Work on as many as 30 renewable energy projects across the UK is to be kick-started by a £60 million grant.

ONS figures show rise in construction output

Output in the construction sector jumped 7.4% last year, the latest ONS figures have revealed.

Garden villages 'needed to combat housing shortages'

Councils should be given the chance to develop new garden villages in order to increase the supply of homes, a think-tank suggests.

Building firms buoyed by ‘stronger Government pipeline’

The UK Government’s construction pipeline has jumped in value over the past seven months, new KPMG data shows.

Together, we can tackle the skills gap

CITB's Head of Economic Analysis Geeta Nathan explains how CITB's Investment Funding Review can help tackle the skills gap.

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