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

APPG for Excellence in the Built Environment

The All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. An APPG is an informal group of Members who join together to pursue a particular topic or interest. It is essentially run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, although many groups involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment was formed in July 2010. The group’s primary remit is to present a holistic and overarching view from all sectors involved in the planning, design, construction, management and maintenance of the built environment. The built environment encompasses all forms of building (housing, industrial, commercial, hospitals, schools, etc., and civil engineering infrastructure, both above and below ground and includes the managed landscapes between and around buildings.

The APPG EBE seeks to work closely with other All-Party groups representing particular sectors of the built environment, such as architecture and planning, climate change, infrastructure, building, highway maintenance and gas safety. It is committed to investigate all current issues relating to the built environment and to engage parliamentarians and other serious commentators in looking at those major strategic issues affecting the built environment, which impact upon the lives of every constituent. 

So far, the group has conducted five Inquiries and published the following Reports: 

2012 - Inquiry into achieving best value in the procurement of construction work 

A Better Deal For Public Building

2013 - Inquiry into sustainable construction and the Green Deal 

Re-energising the green agenda

2015 - Inquiry into flood resilience of the future 

 Living with water

2016 - Inquiry into the Quality of New Build Housing in UK

          More homes fewer complaints

2017 - Inquiry into the impact of Brexit on the future skills needs

Building on Brexit

2018 - Inquiry into a New Homes Ombudsman

Better redress for homebuyers

For further information and advice about APPGs, including the Guide to the Rules on APPGs, please visit the APPG page.

For more information about this group, please contact its secretariat on 0207 399 7414

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a commmon interest on particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.