As President of the SPOA I would like to thank the Members and our Executive Committee who have entrusted me with this appointment.
I see this as an opportunity to express members views and concerns on a number of subjects which are facing our industry during these austere times.
With decreasing workloads affecting many members it is our aim to have our voice heard in the corridors of power, to ensure that we are doing our bit for our members and the construction industry as a whole.
From expressing concern at the way Government projects are procured and contractually structured, to the debate over remaining consensus with regards to the paying of the CITB Levy. Two subjects inextricably linked as the levy puts us and our clients at a disadvantage at tender stage when competing for such projects, as CPCS and CSCS accreditation are neither law nor a pre-requisite for such projects.
These along with many other overheads imposed on UK Construction in the name of European Law and Health and Safety must be looked at in an attempt to ‘level the playing field’, as more work is lost to overseas contractors, therefore ensuring that revenues earned from such projects goes overseas as opposed to going back into the UK economy at a time when it is desperately needed.
Working towards a broader benefit for our members through the SPOA has to be the theme during my time as President. Key to this is trying to convince our politicians to look at lower value projects which would keep the majority working rather than the grandiose schemes which we have been seeing for political gain which benefit the few and not the many.
Also I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible, while working towards a future which can be safer both physically and financially.
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