5 July 2018

Build UK’s statement on the Construction Sector Deal

Chief Executive of Build UK, which represents the UK construction industry, Suzannah Nichol MBE, welcomed the publication of the Construction Sector Deal saying:

“Construction is almost 10% of the UK economy, driving productivity while shaping our day to day lives and communities. Today’s announcement sets out a bright vision for the future of UK construction along with a plan that the industry can, and should, all get behind.

“Through Build UK, the sector is already making huge strides to meet the ambition within the Deal. The announcement specifically references our standardised pre-qualification process, which is at the pilot stage. We have also brokered cross-industry agreement on the more contentious issue of payment and a commitment from Government to develop a, fairer and more sustainable approach to contractual and payment practices will help us. I’m also pleased to see our drive for reform of CITB is embedded as a key part of the strategy, building on the progress already made, which is essential to recruiting, training and retaining the workforce we need.”