CIOB responds to BIS announcement on renewed Construction Leadership Council

As the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) announces a renewal of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) provides its reaction.

The CIOB overall welcomes the changes to the CLC and the indications of a greater level of dialogue between industry and government are positive. Additionally, having prominent construction business leaders spearheading work streams provides a solid platform to deliver improvements to working practices and skills provision in the industry.

Commenting on the announcement, Chris Blythe, Chief Executive at the CIOB said: “At the CIOB we are largely encouraged by the changes. We welcome the emphasis on dialogue, which means that government will be open to talk to those who have something useful and constructive to say.
“If a business leader can bring a coalition together to fund work streams then it is likely to be more effective than government-funded ones of the past. Business leaders don’t have time to waste and the focus might be a bit sharper.”


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NOTES TO EDITORS

The Chartered Institute of Building is at the heart of a management career in construction.

We are the world's largest and most influential professional body for construction management and leadership.  We have a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, and we’ve been doing that since 1834. Our members work worldwide in the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.

We accredit university degrees, educational courses and training. Our professional and vocational qualifications are a mark of the highest levels of competence and professionalism, providing assurance to clients and other professionals procuring built assets.

Further information is available by contacting Saul Townsend on stownsend@ciob.org.uk or +44 (0) 1344 630 766.