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News 8 May 2015

“I am definitely going back to SkillBuild next year”

Demi-Leigh Graham is aiming for the top after becoming the first woman to win a prestigious SkillBuild award.

Queen's speech statement

CITB statement in response to today's Queen's speech.

Construction firms urge Chancellor to ‘think green’

A coalition of construction groups has called on the Government to focus on energy efficiency projects.

LGA urge Government to give local stakeholders more of a say

Experts call for ministers to devolve control of apprenticeships to local firms and colleges.

Surge in new-build starts and completions

The number of new houses built in England has increased by nearly a third in the space of three months, new figures show.

Number of NEETs falls to 10-year low

Figures show the number of young people not in training or work has fallen to a 10 year low.

Scheme aiming to put an end to rogue traders

Under the Home Improvements Guarantee, homeowners pay for building work only when they are completely satisfied.

Nick Boles MP continues as Skills Minister

Nick Boles MP will continue as the lead Minister responsible for construction in David Cameron’s new cabinet.

Be part of a new industry wide Construction Careers Brokerage Service

Are you involved in the promotion of construction as a career? Share your ideas with us and get involved in this new online project.

Devolution plans to see cities granted control of skills and housing

A “revolution” in the way England is governed is to see major cities handed control over key policy areas including skills, housing and planning.

Industry sees eighth consecutive quarter of growth

Latest all-industry trade activity survey shows the construction sector is now surging ahead with recovery.

Could Minecraft help fill construction skills gap?

Experts say the video game Minecraft could be the key to attracting more young people to the construction industry.

Inventor builds on brickwork skills kit

A kit used to teach brickwork skills will soon be able to be used to create scaled-down versions of entire construction projects.

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