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HBA: New housing secretary needs to value SMEs’ contribution

Following Sajid Javid’s appointment as home secretary, Theresa May has nominated James Brokenshire MP as the new secretary of state for housing, communities and local government.

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Government proposals should enable SMEs to access government and public sector contracts

The NFB has welcomed a package of government proposals to remove barriers to SMEs winning more government and public sector contracts. The Government would like to award 33% of

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Chair appointed to head CITB

The Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills Anne Milton has appointed Peter Lauener as the chair of CITB, the Construction Industry Training Board. Mr Lauener brings a wealth of

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Great success for the north east at the NFB Awards 2018

The NFB held its sixth awards ceremony on 27 March 2018 at The Belfry Hotel & Resort in Sutton Coldfield. The iconic resort with hotel, spa, 500 acres of countryside and

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Winners of the NFB Awards 2018 announced at ceremony in Birmingham

Nearly 200 construction companies and industry figures from across England and Wales gathered in The Midlands to celebrate outstanding contributions made to the built environment,

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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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