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Today, the construction industry is at a crossroads. In May, the Chartered Institute of Building published its Case for Construction manifesto, asking the Government to:

  • Continue support for the Industrial Strategy and recognise construction’s role in improving productivity
  • Work alongside the construction industry to support a robust system for training and skills development
  • Recognise and address both the opportunities and risks that Brexit will bring
  • Ensure quality is at the heart of the nation’s construction programme
  • Focus on regional investment in construction to rebalance the UK economy.

The CIOB also wrote to prospective parliamentary candidates from all the political parties urging them to consider the importance of the built environment both at a local and national level.  

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