Monthly Archives: March 2020

Sign up now! Navigating COVID-19 webinar series

By |2020-04-03T16:12:36+01:00March 25th, 2020|EIC News|

ACE our sister organisation has announced a new online webinar series to help its members and the wider industry through the coronavirus crisis. Hosted by ACE chief executive Hannah Vickers, Navigating COVID-19 covers the major issues currently facing our industry including finance, people, communications and procurement. A range of government, policy and business experts

Providing information to help EIC members through COVID-19

By |2020-03-25T12:15:23+00:00March 24th, 2020|EIC News|

Message from EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow EIC is your trade association, and we are here to help you in any way we can in what I know is a very difficult time for many of you. The team and I have already managed to speak to quite a few of you individually and

Replay our webinar: Heathrow, Net Zero and the Infrastructure Strategy

By |2020-03-26T16:50:56+00:00March 23rd, 2020|EIC News|

ACE chief executive Hannah Vickers was joined by director of external affairs, Julian Francis and  Matthew Farrow to discuss the implications of the Court of Appeal ruling on Heathrow's expansion. Building on some of the themes outlined by Hannah Vickers' in a piece for The Planner, the magazine for the Royal Town Planning Institute

Coronavirus: All the health advice, business support and best-practice

By |2020-03-20T14:09:09+00:00March 20th, 2020|EIC News|

To help EIC members ensure they are aware of the latest information on the coronavirus (or COVID-19), we are pointing visitors to a dedicated page on the ACE website which is currently updated on a daily basis as and when new information is made available. However, given the fast-moving nature of the situation, please ensure

Budget 2020: Member briefing

By |2020-03-13T14:54:10+00:00March 13th, 2020|EIC News|

On Wednesday the Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the 2020 Budget. The thrust was clearly around measures to alleviate the economic impact of Coronavirus, but there was also an emphasis on infrastructure, with infrastructure spending rising to £640bn over this Parliament, equivalent to about 3% of GDP. More detail will follow in the National Infrastructure

Matthew Farrow on what the Budget means for our sector

By |2020-03-11T15:51:50+00:00March 11th, 2020|EIC News|

Responding to the Budget, EIC Executive Director Matthew Farrow said: "Rishi Sunak has made a decent start on the green agenda in his first budget. A good win for EIC is the abolition of red diesel subsidies and the ending of this tax relief on pollution is welcome and levels the playing field for low

Heathrow, Net Zero and the infrastructure strategy

By |2020-03-10T16:04:45+00:00March 10th, 2020|EIC News|

New webinar explores the impact of the court of appeal ruling on your project. The reverberations from the court of appeal’s decision to pause Heathrow expansion are being felt across our sector and wider industry. Following the legal precedent set by this decision, we have seen new cases being brought before the courts, notably

EIC blogs on Environmental Net Gain at Edie

By |2020-03-13T15:40:42+00:00March 5th, 2020|EIC News|

Read the thoughts of the chair of our taskforce on Natural Capital in a blog on sustainable business website, Edie. He has written around the latest EIC report, Delivering Environmental Net Gain. In his piece, Robert Spencer, Director of Sustainable Development at AECOM explores how environmental net gain relates to natural capital and ecosystem

EIC joins sister organisation ACE to launch Net Zero campaign

By |2020-03-13T15:41:40+00:00March 4th, 2020|EIC News|

How society responds to the Net Zero challenge is the biggest question of our time. The government has committed the UK to cutting greenhouse emissions to net zero and in doing so is playing its part in capping global heating at 1.5 degrees, thus mitigating the worst effects of climate change. How we design,