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Policy & Public Affairs

Our overarching aims within the construction sector are to promote quality, support the development of skills and talent, meet the challenges of climate change, embrace diversity and encourage a healthy and safe environment.

Guided by our membership, our policy and public affairs work reflects these strategic objectives.

Our member-led Committees and panels have helped CIC to emerge as an authoritative voice on issues such as Building Safety and the challenge of how to meet the challenge of Net Zero in construction. CIC also uses this knowledge to respond to consultations and calls for evidence from government, parliamentary committees or other stakeholders.

CIC has helped to keep parliamentarians informed through the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment and we host regular Economic & Policy Briefings for the public featuring experts from industry and government.

We were at COP26 in Glasgow on 11 November 2021 to present on the 'Carbon Zero: the professional institutions’ climate action plan’ in support of the Construction Leadership Council’s ConstructZero session. We also regularly attend parliamentary events in areas relevant to the construction industry including those hosted by CIOB, the APPG for Timber Industries and Sir Robert McAlpine. These provide an opportunity to discuss and provide evidence on issues such as the economic logic of flexible working, upskilling the industry, and decarbonisation with industry leaders and politicians.

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