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 Briefing - online

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 session on Tuesday 10 November from 9-11:30 will feature presentations from:

  • Barnaby Wharton, Director, Future Electricity Systems at RenewableUK. He will speak about the Government's ambition for 40GW of offshore wind by 2030 and the role of hydrogen in the system to meet net-zero carbon.
  • Professor Noble Francis, Economics Director at the Construction Products Association. His presentation will be on Construction Forecasts for 2021.
  • Caroline Sudworth, Technical Apprenticeships Consortium, and Stephen Bartle, University College of Estate Management. They will present on the new report produced by UCEM, TAC and CIC, 'Build back better: Improving the apprenticeship system to better support infrastructure'.

To buy your ticket, please click here. CIC Members receive a complimentary ticket to every briefing.

The Briefings run six times a year, typically on Tuesdays, from 9.00am – 11.30pm with three speakers, and the opportunity to ask the experts questions.

In 2020 the sessions will be held virtually. The last briefing takes place on 8 December.

Past speakers have included, Gavin Barwell, John Cridland CBE, Chairman of the Transport for the North, Andrew Wolstenholme OBE, Chief Executive of Crossrail and Construction Industry Leadership, Paul Morrell OBE, Peter Bonfield OBE, Dr Andrew Neather on Crossrail 2, Phil Wilbraham, BAA, on the Heathrow Expansion, Bridget Rosewell OBE from National Infrastructure Committee, Chris Savage, Nuclear Industry Association, Prof. Noble Francis of CPA, Peter Andrews from the Bank of England as well as analysts from Experian, Glenigans and Arcadis, to name a few.