The CEF has submitted its response to the draft Budget consultation which closed on 25th February.
Recent years have seen industry’s engagement with government on matters of public procurement improve significantly...
With a public sector capital budget in Northern Ireland of over £1 billion a year, that engagement has been geared towards making procurement processes easier and more straightforward for local companies.
On matters such as the centralisation of the procurement and delivery of key infrastructure projects, social clauses and Project Bank Accounts it is though critical that industry continues to have its voice heard.
CEF is encouraging NI companies from across the industry to take part in the biggest ever review of construction’s growing professional indemnity insurance crisis. In recent years firms from across the industry have reported sharp increases in premiums for PI insurance, while also seeing stricter curbs on the levels of cover.
The Finance Minister, Conor Murphy MLA, has published the NI Executive’s Draft Budget for 2021/22.