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CIOB 2017 manifesto
To improve policy making and provide a better understanding of the construction industry’s contribution to society, CIOB outlined five interlinked policy proposals for prospective parliamentary candidates and the next government to consider.
Chris Blythe OBE, Chief Executive of the CIOB said:
“The quality of our built environment affects every member of society. Construction creates and maintains the places that people live, work and play, the infrastructure that supports them and the services that sustain them. And it is vital that those elected to represent their constituents in Parliament understand this.
“Our manifesto showcases how construction can act as a solution to major policy issues. Our proposals are interlinked, showcasing the need for a collaborative approach to productivity, skills, quality, investment and Brexit.
“It is crucial that policy makers appreciate the contribution of the construction sector: the decisions made today will be felt for decades and generations.”
- 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.
CIOB has also published a series of articles under the ‘Building the Case for Construction’ banner. This contains a number of resources including an overview of the timetables for the 2017 election and a series of questions for CIOB members and non-members to ask prospective parliamentary candidates.
The full manifesto can be accessed here.
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