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Working With Government

The UK’s professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the construction industry have a global reputation. They help create our homes, schools, workplaces, hospitals and transport infrastructure as part of a sector that comprises 8 percent of UK GDP and employs over 10 percent of the workforce.

For over 30 years CIC has been at the centre of activity regarding the improvement of the construction industry and of our built environment so it is vital that CIC works with government to ensure that we are able to retain and grow talent as well as delivering safe and sustainable solutions for the built environment.

It is important to present an informed view on new legislation such as the incoming Building Safety Act which will create lasting generational change for the sector and set out a clear pathway on how all buildings should be constructed, maintained and made safe.

Our work with government includes regular meetings with DLUHC and BEIS both through the Industry Response Group and the ACM Remediation programme and directly with civil servants. The Chief Executive has been in dialogue with the HSE Chief Inspector and the new Chief Inspector of Building Safety.

CIC is heavily engaged in Construction Leadership Council which works between industry and government to identify and deliver actions supporting UK construction in building greater efficiency, skills and growth. Activities include fortnightly policy briefings which alternate between meetings with the Construction Minister and advisory calls with the industry.

Part of CIC activity is to support and promote forward-thinking work such as Professor David Mosey’s independent review of public sector construction frameworks which has now been published by the Cabinet Office.

The many CIC committees and panels help guide our work with government. The Policy and Public Affairs Group meets to discuss CIC’s recent public affairs and policy activity, sharing knowledge and discussing new opportunities for engagement with policymakers.