CECA: falls In highways and housing civils workloads could spell trouble for sector

Civils contractors have warned that declining workloads in the highways and preliminary works sectors could spell trouble for the UK’s economy. Results from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)’s Workload Trends Survey found that while the sector experienced a tenth quarter of growth in 2023 Q1, nonetheless falling workloads in the roads sector and in […]

Prime Minister Truss ‘must hit the ground running’, says CECA

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has welcomed the formation of a new UK Government under incoming Prime Minister Liz Truss but said that her administration must hit the ground running to deal the threat of a looming recession. Commenting, CECA Director of Operations Marie-Claude Hemming said: “We welcome Prime Minister Truss to her new […]

Construction Industry Launches Vision For Net Zero Roads

Civil engineering contractors have published a route map to achieve net zero targets in highways maintenance and construction. CECA said “Roads still form the critical backbone of our economy. Sectors heavily dependent on the Strategic Road Network already contribute £314 billion in GVA to England’s economy and will grow with further investment.” Launched at Highways […]

CECA signs partnership agreement with Department For Transport

The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has signed a partnership agreement with the Department for Transport (DfT) to support the optimal delivery of infrastructure investment across Britain. CECA said that the agreement will enable its members to support the delivery of transport investment as safely, effectively, and efficiently as possible. Commenting, CECA Director of External […]

Infrastructure-led recovery, but growing cost pressures, says latest CECA Workload Trends Survey

Civil engineering contractors today reported that the infrastructure-driven economic recovery in Britain continues but that growing demand is driving costs up.   Results from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA)’s Workload Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2021 showed that contractors’ workloads rose in annual terms in Q1, according to 29% of British companies, […]

Government to review public sector frameworks

There is to be a government review of public sector frameworks with the aim to create a ‘gold standard’ for how they should operate. The government is strongly supportive of the use of frameworks for procuring construction contracts but says not all of them are delivering their aims, reports the Construction Index. The Cabinet Office […]


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