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CBI backs UKCG's "Creating Britain's Future" campaign

12 July 2012

The CBI has today backed UKCG's "Creating Britain's Future" campaign. See full press release below.

 

Construction sector "Lead Mover" in renewing infrastructure and creating jobs

The CBI today highlighted the crucial role that the construction sector has to play as a job-creator and key player in the infrastructure renewal urgently needed for economic growth.

Speaking at the launch of the UK Contractors Group’s new campaign, Creating Britain’s Future, Rhian Kelly, CBI Director for Business Environment, said:
“Our analysis shows that the construction sector has the potential to create 215,000 jobs across the UK and throughout the supply chain.

“It is more important than ever that we recognise the role of construction, both as a catalyst for local job creation across the UK in the short-term, and as the lead mover in the £250bn infrastructure renewal needed to underpin economic growth in the long-term.

“To get spades in the ground on infrastructure delivery, there must be an urgent focus across the UK on bringing forward repair, maintenance and improvement projects, for example on roads, to deliver immediate and tangible results in terms of local jobs and growth.”

The CBI recently published a report on the construction sector’s potential for growth creation, called Bridging the Gap – Backing the Construction Sector to Generate Jobs. The report can be found here: http://www.cbi.org.uk/media-centre/news-articles/2012/06/boosting-construction-jobs/
 
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Notes to Editors:
 
The CBI is the UK's leading business organisation, speaking for some 240,000 businesses that together employ around a third of the private sector workforce. With offices across the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.

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