CEF has joined with ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers) to call on the NI Assembly to form an independent advisory body to identify strategic cross-sectoral priorities and to advise the NI Executive on investment decisions.
For the construction industry to flourish and achieve its undoubted potential, there are a number of critical issues with affect its business environment…
From the performance of our local councils in terms of making speedy decisions on planning applications, to the need for planning policy to have within it an economic ‘golden thread’, to issues around tax and the National Living Wage, to the need to have a competitive employment law framework in Northern Ireland, it is critical that the Executive stays on top of those issues which impact on the industry’s competitiveness in the increasingly global economy.
CEF met with Finance Minister Conor Murphy and CPD this week to discuss supporting the construction industry and kickstarting the pipeline of work.
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