The CIOB Policy and Public Affairs team attended Labour’s Party conference in Brighton and the Conservative’s Party conference in Manchester to discuss key issues affecting construction and the wider built environment.
Since its introduction in 1993, the Chartered Building Company and Consultancy scheme has gone from strength to strength, and now over 440 firms from all over the world are a part of it. The scheme was developed to benefit both companies and consultancies of all sizes in the construction sector.
They say if you know someone who has a story to tell, lend them a camera. Which is why the Chartered Institute of Building runs the Art of Building competition. Through it, a host of photographers from around the world have revealed what buildings means to them, and us.
Several industry groups have reported that companies are unprepared for the new change to VAT rules that were due to come into effect in October 2019. We now know the change will be delayed for 12 months and will start on 1 October 2020. So we're taking this opportunity to explain what it is...
Anyone with just a passing interest in our activities will be aware that one of our areas of focus is quality in construction. Members who may be reading this will likely have been involved in our quality agenda work in some shape or form and I want to highlight the excellent work done so far.
In any new role, but particularly one with a national organisation with a long history of supporting a sector, it’s important to understand the priority issues. After just over a week as the CIOB’s CEO, it’s clear that one of the hot topics is payment terms.