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Pledge to Net Zero campaign re-opens on World Environment Day

By |2020-06-11T11:20:59+01:00June 3rd, 2020|EIC News|

In November 2019, the Pledge to Net Zero initiative was launched with the Environmental Industries Commissions (EIC) and sister organisation Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) the among the first signatories of the campaign which also included ACE and EIC member firms AECOM and WSP. Since the launch of the campaign 44 industry organisations

New guidance: Coronavirus Employment Schemes

By |2020-06-17T16:20:30+01:00April 6th, 2020|EIC News|

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has produced new guidance on the marquee schemes announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. Covering both the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and the Coronavirus Self-employment Income Support Scheme, as well as including a lengthy FAQ and decision tree, this guidance will be invaluable to any business considering furloughing staff or making substantive changes to see through

COP26 postponement allows for renewed commitment to net zero

By |2020-04-03T13:27:06+01:00April 3rd, 2020|Staff posts|

COP26, the global climate change gathering of over 26,000 attendees in Glasgow in November, is being delayed until next year, writes Poppy Kettle, net zero policy executive at EIC. On 1 April, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the government of the United Kingdom confirmed that COP26, November’s crucial global climate summit

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