In addition to the alarmingly high number of jobs lost in the construction sector during the recession, perhaps the most visible aspect of the downturn was the significant drop in both property values and new builds …

There is now a critical need for new homes to be built – from the positive impact this would have on jobs to how new housing underpins both regeneration and economic growth. 

With less than 50% of new housing need having been met consistently over the last decade, there is a very urgent need to act and act now – particularly in respect of private housing.

Account NI Upgrade

Posted on 17/08/2023
Account NI is undertaking an update to the Oracle software used for its payment functions. As result of this upgrade the Account NI system will be unavailable between 6th and 26th September 2023.



Cladding Safety Scheme

Posted on 07/08/2023
A new £33million fund for the remediation or mitigation of the life safety fire risks linked to external wall systems in residential buildings in Northern Ireland has been launched by the Department for Communities.



Construction sector in NI facing into dual headwinds of limited pipeline and stubborn inflation

Posted on 27/06/2023
The latest CEF Construction Survey reflects a local construction sector in which a squeeze on margins and political uncertainty, which is significantly impacting the pipeline of public works.





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