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Movement of people – what should you be doing now?

Movement of people – what should you be doing now?

The Construction Leadership Council has published guidance on the movement of people and workers into the UK in respect of the expiration of the transition period with the European Union at the end of the year. The guidance offers an overview of the new points-based...

Q3 sales rebound but outlook marred by uncertainties

Q3 sales rebound but outlook marred by uncertainties

The Construction Products Association’s State of Trade Survey for 2020 Q3 is now available. Key survey findings include: 33% of heavy side firms and 48% of light side firms reported that construction products sales rose in Q3 compared with the previous quarter,...

Timber shortages

Timber shortages

The impact of coronavirus has caused significant disruption to international supply chains and resulted in a substantial reduction in stocks of wood and timber products. The UK is currently experiencing long lead times, with limited availability for immediate sale,...

Get Brexit Ready Now

Get Brexit Ready Now

With 80 days until the end of the Brexit transition period, Business Secretary Alok Sharma has written to more than 600,000 businesses urging them to act now and make sure they are prepared. Regardless of whether the UK reaches a trade agreement with the EU, there...

CLC Co-Chair Andy Mitchell’s Blog on the Industry Recovery Plan

CLC Co-Chair Andy Mitchell’s Blog on the Industry Recovery Plan

Last week was UK Construction Week, which is a great opportunity to step back and reflect on what has been achieved by the CLC in the past year.  One thing that is very clear to me, is that as a result of the Covid19 pandemic, the profile of both construction and the...

Building Winter Resilience – New Guidance from the CLC

Building Winter Resilience – New Guidance from the CLC

The COVID-19 pandemic had and continues to have a significant impact on UK construction, the sector’s finances, and its productivity but the industry has responded well. Prompt, collaborative, and creative action has shown that both individuals and businesses can...

CITB extends grace period for SMSTS and SSSTS

CITB extends grace period for SMSTS and SSSTS

CITB has extended the grace period for expired Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS) and Site Supervisors’ Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS) certificates until 30 November 2020. Workers whose certificates expired after 15 March 2020 now have until this date to...

What would you like CITB to do with your money?

What would you like CITB to do with your money?

CITB has asked for employer feedback throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to enable them to support the construction industry where it matters most and to shape the work they do.  This is an opportunity to say where CITB funds are directed in order to make the most...