The Construction Leadership Council have issued a further updated Product Availability Statement.
An important benchmark on which any government should be judged is their performance on financing and delivering key infrastructure projects…
The financing and delivery of such projects is a crucial barometer as a means to unlock investment, create thousands of jobs both directly and through the construction multiplier effect, and give the local construction industry and greater sense of Northern Ireland’s infrastructure pipeline.
By growing and enhancing our infrastructure offer, as well as looking at innovative funding solutions, we can enhance our competitiveness and attractiveness as a region to do business and invest in.
The outworkings of the current material shortages and price increases in the sector mean that construction businesses are reporting once in a generation cost increases and pressures that, if left unaddressed, threaten sustainable businesses and, ultimately, jobs and livelihoods.
As the certified representative body for the construction industry in Northern Ireland, the Construction Employers Federation (CEF) represents the interests of not only its member companies but those of roughly 65,000 skilled workers engaged within the wider construction sector. In the below ‘Work in Progress’ update, CEF Managing Director, Mark Spence, discusses some of the issues the Federation is currently working on.