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SAEMA is pleased to share the following story from the Construction Leadership Council (CLC).

The CLC has submitted an industry-wide response ahead the Chancellor’s Budget Statement on 3rd March 2021.

The CLC works between industry and government to identify and deliver actions supporting UK construction in building greater efficiency, skills and growth.

The submission outlined how the construction sector could most effectively support the UK’s recovery in line with the government’s key policy priorities to achieve net zero, building safety, levelling up, stimulating economic activity and protecting jobs.

A letter addressed to the Chancellor focused on a small number of key interventions to drive immediate economic growth and market confidence. These included: Committing to a National Retrofit Strategy; Offering Incentives for the commercial property sector; Expanding the Building Safety Fund; Making the Infrastructure Bank an effective vehicle for regeneration; Securing Local authority funding; Extending the Stamp Duty Holiday and Duty review; Withdrawing Reverse Charge VAT; and Extending employer apprenticeship incentives and Apprenticeship Levy flexibility.

Read the letter here.

SAEMA’s intention is to stay abreast of the latest development in construction, particular those regarding safety and the current challenges surrounding Brexit and COVID-19.

SAEMA encourages adherence to safe and best practice for the provision of access to buildings and other structures for the purposes of cleaning and maintenance. We participate in the development of national and international standards and provide training for those who are tasked with working at height.

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