The Construction Industry Council (CIC) is the representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry.

Policy Updates

CIC periodically produces Policy Updates for our members which contain bite size information on the latest policy issues affecting the industry.

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June 2015: Implications of the Conservative Victory, Ministers in the new Government, The Edge Commission Report, Devolving power to Britain's Key Cities, Consultation on Business Improvement Districts
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April 2015: Northern Powerhouse, Compulsory purchase, Pilot finance scheme for SMEs, starter homes and much more.

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March 2015: Spending cuts to come, Proposals for local devolution, Green infrastructure, Alternative finance market expanding, National infrastructure commission, Affordable housing contribtuion changes, New energy efficiency regulations for private rented property and Department of infrastructure?

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January/February 2015: Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, Funding Cross Rail Two, National Infrastructure Plan 2014, Sustainable urban drainage, Benchmarking sustainability, Abolishing the green belt

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November 2014: City Growth Commission Report, Consumer Rights Bill, Hinkley power station – EC approval, New Northern rail system, Healthy buildings, Training in London, Barriers to growth
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October 2014: Housing situation affecting growth says CBI, Outlining the challenge ahead, Planning consultation, Posted Workers Directive, London Infrastructure Plan 2050, The CIOB message at the Party Conferences, DCLG – technical consultation on the Housing Standards Review, Public Accounts Committee criticizes road maintenance, Growth recommendations, Focusing on transport
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September 2014: Planning consultation, EU emissions trading, New duties for specifiers, Water source heat map, Training young people, Housing zones, New energy regulations
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August 2014: Infrastructure investment – the effect on consumers, Growth deals, Flexible Working, Adonis report published, Skills Report, City Growth, Localised energy, City energy for Britain
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July 2014: Doing business in Europe, A new future for the Code for Sustainable Housing? ICE publishes State of the Nation infrastructure report, Flood Management Select Committee Report, New Infrastructure Bill
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June 2014: Water Act 2014, Part P – Third party electrical work verification, The lease-and-recycle mind set, The health costs of poor housing in London, Energy investment report, Green deal improvements, The low carbon workplace
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May 2014: CDM consultation published, extra borrowing powers for councils, Farrell Review published, Inquiry into the NPPF, Planning constraints, Promoting infrastructure, Garden cities, EU procurement directives
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April 2014: Housing Standards Review Outcome, Future Trends in Work, Boosting the creative Industries, Infrastructure Investment Opportunities, Pre-budget Construction Sweetners, HS2 Boost, CIC Corruption in Construction Seminar
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March 2014: Flooding spending,Developing a Digital BIM Tool,New Procurement Guidance, Financial Reform, Spending Cuts, Green Construction Board
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January/February 2014: Housing Boost, Social Housing Review, Eliminating red tape, Airport Expansion Shortlist, Combatting Corruption in Construction, Hinkley Point and Housing Energy Use trend.
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November/December 2013: Scrutinizing the Energy Company Obligation, Environmental Audit Committee – HSR, Infrastructure investment – consumer bills, Liability Panel advice to BIS, Good Homes debate, PF2 plans set out, Brighter urban future, Inefficiency in the road network.
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October 2013: Housing standards review, Site Waste Management Plans, Specialist planning court proposed, The party political conferences – 2013, APPG report launch, The business case for going green, Smart city opportunities
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September 2013: Housing standards review, Waste Management Plan, Change of use flexibility proposed, Allowable solutions, The interaction of collateral warranties and adjudication, Tax changes to incentivize building, Planning guidance on-line, London’s High Streets, Housing hurdles, Institute of Directors attacks HS2, APPG report launch
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August 2013: Building regulations implementation, Interdependency planning, Help to buy details, New consumer rights bill, State of construction in London, Highways agency reform
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July 2013: Comprehensive Spending Review 2013, Construction Industry Strategy, The housing gap, Transport: the state of the nation, Risk waiver, Mandatory CE marking
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June 2013: Improving UK infrastructure could boost UK GDP by 3% or £100 billion by 2026: Effects of UK infrastructure investment, One stop planning, Comprehensive Planning review 2013, Empty buildings changes, Coherency in EU energy policies urged, LEPs report, Retail trends, Expanding the sources of finance
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May 2013: Reforms to the Community Infrastructure Levy: Further CIL reform, Change of Permitted Use; The London impact, New banking help for SMEs, PAS 91: Construction Pre- qualification Questionnaires, Help to buy, PAS 1192-3, Infrastructure spending, Royal assent to Growth and Infrastructure Act, Design-led infrastructure
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March/April 2013: Attempts to stimulate the housing market, Infrastructure delivery update, Government accepts Heseltine recommendations, New collaborative local government model, The impact of the New Homes Bonus, New nuclear station commissioned, Neighbourhood CIL regulations, new APPG Inquiry.
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February 2013:
The CIC BIM Protocol, BIM : The insurance aspect, Other BIM related documents, Infrastructure delivery, Housing guarantees.
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January 2013: Consequential improvements abandoned, Changes to the Building Regulations, Appointed person workshop, Undergraduate education in health and safety, Mid term review, Network Rail’s strategic plan, Green Construction Board report, Neighbourhood planning funding, Key dates for 2013
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November 2012 Green Deal takes shape, First Green Deal delivery partnership, Local Government Finance Bill nears completion, Tackling the ailing high streets, VAT review on Energy may aid Green Deal, The Green Investment Bank, Review of Planning Practice Guidance, Autumn Statement, Heseltine Review, Growth and Infrastructure Bill
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July 2012 CDM 2014, Posting of Workers Directive, The BIM Protocol and the Insurance initiative, The Liability Panel BIM sub-group, Introducing a statutory register of lobbyists, Government Construction Strategy : One year on, Community Land Trusts, APPG report, Construction Trial Projects
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July 2011 Bribery Act, Government Construction Strategy, Building Information Modelling, The Loftsedt Review, Low Carbon Action Plan and National Infrastructure Plan
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September 2010 Review of school building, Changing the Building Regulations, Local Enterrpise Partnerships, The All Party Parliamentary Group of the Built Environment
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April 2010 Infrastructure UK, Launch of the low carbon construction IGT review, Twenty-first century transport, Health and safety committee to visit the Olympic site, New version of manifesto
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January – February 2009 Evidence given to Children, Schools and Families Committee, Prompt payment code, CIC input into new Construction legislation, Carbon Criticality, Party Conference Task Group, Meeting with Ministers, Construction fatalities input, Promoting Diversity, Fair access to the professions
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March – April 2009 Budget Response, Chief Construction Officer Consultation, Fair access to the professions, Carbon consultations, Building Control Alliance, Recession Watch, Carbon criticality, Construction Manifesto, Party conference update
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May – June 2009 Party Conference Update, liaison with Government, Cut the VAT coalition, Construction Bill progress, New safety in Design website, Recession watch, Building Control Alliance.
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November – December 2008 New Economic Task Force, Health and Safety Offences Act 2008, Party Conferences Task Group.
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September – October 2008 Chief Construction Officer, Carbon Criticality, Construction Matters Report.
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