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CIOB reacts to the appointment of new construction minister


15th August 2019

In a raft of announcements regarding areas of ministerial responsibility, the government has confirmed that Nadhim Zahawi is the new construction minister. The role is officially Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry, within the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Mr Zahawi, MP for Stratford-on-Avon since 2010, will cover a number of areas, including:

·       Industrial Strategy delivery

·       Sector Deals - sectoral lead on advanced manufacturing, materials (including steel) and infrastructure and construction

·       supply chains

·       local growth

·       better regulation and regulatory reform

Caroline Gumble, CEO of the CIOB said, “Construction is a key part of the economy, a driver of jobs and growth. The quality of our buildings has a lasting impact on the wellbeing of individuals and communities across all regions and sectors. We look forward to working with the Minister to help ensure that the industry continues to thrive."

This follows the recent reshuffle which saw the appointment of a new Secretary of State for the MHCLG and a new Minister for Housing. More on the CIOB’s reaction to the previous appointments can be found here: The CIOB welcomes the appointment of the new Minister of State for Housing



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