The Federation and BDO Northern Ireland wish to invite you to participate in this, the Half-Year State of Trade Survey, to hear your views on the sector, the challenges and opportunities you face and, what in your opinion is the overall outlook for the sector going forward.
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.
The Construction Employers Federation is delighted to announce that it, in partnership with a panel of widely respected mediators, has launched a Mediation Service for Northern Ireland's construction industry.
A briefing note (see link in story) has recently been issued by Highways England to provide detail on changes that will affect the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) over the next two and a half years.