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

CIC Economic and Policy Briefings

Chaired by Rt. Hon. Nick Raynsford, the CIC Economic and Policy Briefings provide regular economic analyses, policy updates and comments on major commercial projects in construction industry. The briefings bring together leading policy-makers, economists and senior  industry players to discuss the key topics in an informal setting.

The November session will feature:

  • Prof Noble Francis, Economic Director of the Construction Products Association
  • Sarah McMonagle, Director of External Affairs, Federation of Master Builders Licensing scheme for builders and contractors in the UK
  • Jonathan Spruce, Policy and Strategy Director, Transport for the North on the Northern Powerhouse


The Briefings run six times a year, typically on Tuesdays, from 9.30am – 12.30pm with three speakers, the opportunity to ask questions and two short coffee breaks.

In 2018 the series will contunue to take place at the Institution Of Civil Engineers, Westminster.

Past speakers include:

Gavin Barwell MP, former Minister for Housing, Planning and LondonAndrew Wolstenholme OBECEO of Crossrail and CLC, John Cridland CBE, Mark Farmer, Terrie Alafat (CIH),  Phil Wilbraham (BAA),  Bridget Rosewell OBE from National Infrastructure Committee, Chris Savage,  Paul Morrell, former Chief Construction Adviser, Dr Andrew Neather, Crossrail 2,  Prof.Noble Francis, CPA, Peter Andrews from the Bank of England as well as analysts  from Experian and Glenigans and Arcadis, to name a few.