Engineering services alliance Actuate UK calls for industry and government collaboration on the challenge of retrofitting and decarbonising our existing buildings. Actuate UK presented as one of the Construct Zero partners in Construction: The Built Environment session which took place on Thursday 11 November 2021, 9:30am-11am, at the Green Zone of UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
Scottish Candidates back industry regulation
Scottish Candidates back industry regulation on CICV Scotland Forum Hustings
CICV Forum in Scotland, including members of Actuate UK, hosted a special digital hustings with candidates from Scotland’s main political parties. They all agreed that regulation of the construction industry is essential for a safer and more productive future.
CICV Forum in Scotland, including members of Actuate UK, hosted a special digital hustings with candidates from Scotland’s main political parties. They all agreed that regulation of the construction industry is essential for a safer and more productive future. The importance of skills and training in the industry also won unanimous cross-party agreement from panellists.
Support for reform of procurement practices and a review of VAT on domestic repairs were other positive talking points – supporting the Forum’s own manifesto suggestions for ways to improve the industry.
The hustings, held via webinar on Tuesday 27 April, featured five candidates currently facing election to the Scottish Parliament:
- Carole Ford, Scottish Liberal Democrats
- Monica Lennon, Scottish Labour
- Laura Moodie, Scottish Greens
- Alexander Stewart, Scottish Conservative and Unionist
- Kevin Stewart, SNP.
Actuate UK has been confirmed as one of the Construct Zero partners presenting in the Construction Leadership Council’s session Construction: The Build Environment at COP26 on Thursday 11 November.
Actuate UK organizations support the CBI statement on Business rates, which, together with other Trade Associations, is calling on Government to take long-term action in the forthcoming Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review.