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CEF Meeting with Minister Murphy and CPD

CEF met with Finance Minister Conor Murphy and CPD this week to discuss supporting the construction industry and kickstarting the pipeline of work.  

The Minister outlined the importance of the sector to economic recovery & his commitment to continuing to assist the industry as it emerges from lock down.  Specifically the Minister commended the industry on its response to the COVID-19 crisis and discussion followed on urgently addressing commercial issues, visibility of a pipeline, streamlining and accelerating procurement, supporting apprenticeships and introduction of multi-year budgets from 2021 onwards.  
The Minister also confirmed that his Executive colleagues have been tasked with re-prioritising their budgets to ensure maximum spend within the remainder of the fiscal year.