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NFB joins pledge to transform construction skills shortages

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) north east team has joined the Construction and Housing Employment and Skills Pledge (CHESP), launched in September 2017, with the aim of

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NFB members based in the north east support apprentices for career in construction

The current skills shortage is one of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry today, as the sector continues to struggle in meeting the demand for skilled

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Construction Alliance Northeast launches its charter for change

Construction Alliance Northeast (CAN), which was officially launched a year ago to represent the interests of over 500 SME companies in the regional construction and contracting

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Changes at CITB could mean improved service for SMEs

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has announced plans to change how it pays grants to construction companies. The new system, to be rolled out in April 2018, will

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NFB: Considerate Constructors Scheme and National Federation of Builders announce partnership

CONSIDERATE CONSTRUCTORS SCHEME AND NATIONAL FEDERATION OF BUILDERS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP Real industry collaboration to offer members greater benefits The Considerate Constructors

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NFB: Construction is key to a thriving United Kingdom outside the EU

The United Kingdom has officially voted to leave the European Union, following a referendum on the country’s EU membership terms held on 23 June. Jenny Watson, chair of the

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The National Federation of Builders (NFB) looks for its 2016 “Stay Safe” campaign poster

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) has launched the 2016 version of its award winning child safety campaign. Previously called “Stay Safe, Say Away,” the increasingly

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Steel crisis highlights the need for government consistency

The Government has decided to strengthen procurement rules used when sourcing and buying steel to help suppliers compete on a level playing field. Matt Hancock, minister for the

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What did the Budget do for the next generation?

The chancellor called this a Budget for the next generation. However, a look through the detail suggests to the exact opposite being true. Skills The Government has set a goal of

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Declining public housing output highlights need for greater SME involvement

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated that while construction output rose 0.4% year-on-year to Q4 2015, new public housing fell by 21.8%. The National Federation of

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