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APPGE in the Built Environment Report

Earlier this year The Federation of Piling Specialists attended the launch of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence (APPGE) in the Built Environment Report, which was held at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Gt. George Street, Westminster, London. Amanda Clack, current president of the RICS and a member of the Committee of Enquiry hosted the event

The Earl of Lytton and Oliver Colville, Chair of the APPGEBE Committee of Enquiry, launched the Report on the future skills needed in construction and the built environment professions. Specifically, the Report examines the impact of Brexit on the future skills needed in the construction industry and recommends the measures that need to be put in place to address them.

Alasdair Henderson, Chair of the FPS, who gave evidence to the Enquiry welcomed publication of the Report and said, “It is good to see government taking the issues of present and future shortages seriously, and it will be interesting to see how many of the proposed actions, some proposed and supported by the PS, are carried out.”

A well-attended event, it demonstrated the importance of ‘future skills’ to the construction sector and the concerns the sector has over the impact of Brexit.

To read the full ‘Building on Brexit’ report visit – http://cic.org.uk/admin/resources/appgebeskills-report.pdf