UK Building Industry

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-09-17
Session date: 
September 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3503
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What steps are you taking to help the construction industry recover from a lost decade of business activity sooner than 2017 as recently predicted by the Construction Products Association?

Answer

Answer for UK Building Industry

Answer for UK Building Industry

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In order to promote jobs and growth in the construction sector, the London Enterprise Panel has approved £1million of Growing Places funding to match £1 million of funds we secured from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). A procurement round for the £2 million joint initiative is underway to commission providers of skills and business support services, which are due to commence delivery later in the autumn.