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The voice of the industry in Northern Ireland

The Construction Employers Federation (CEF) is the certified representative body for the construction industry in Northern Ireland. Due to the virus, our offices are shut to the public and staff are working a rota of socially distanced working within the office and from home . You can continue to reach your normal contacts within the team on their email address or by phone. Please keep in contact, we're here to help although due to volume of enquiries, please understand our staff may not be able to respond to as quickly as usual.

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Members of the Construction Employers Federation receive the following benefits:

  • Courses and Seminars
  • Legal Hotline
  • Planning and Environmental Support
  • Health & Safety Support
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Brexit - sign up for the Trader Support Service - URGENT UPDATE

The Federation is now advising its members that they must sign up to the Government's free Trader Support Service (and strongly encourage their supply chains to also do so) which will provide education and guidance for traders moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol, including between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, from 1 January 2021.

CEF and CIF call on all workers across the island to redouble Covid-19 safety measures

The Construction Industry Federation and the Construction Employers Federation have jointly called on their members to collaborate on a cross border basis on tackling Covid-19. The construction industry straddles both jurisdictions with contractors and employees crossing the border in both directions daily. Both industries have emerged from the previous lockdown with excellent records in terms of safety and low incidence of Covid-19.



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