ECA welcomes government’s house building plans

ECA has welcomed the new government’s plans for an immediate programme of house building, investment in infrastructure including clean energy, and unblocking the planning system.

ECA Chief Operating Officer, Andrew Eldred, explains, “We have seen a new era of opportunity set out by the Chancellor and the Secretary of State for Energy Security. Businesses in the electrotechnical sector will welcome the swift actions taken by the new government with the prospect of economic growth promising busy order books after months of flatlining.

“These ambitions will increase an already stretched workforce and could exacerbate the culture of poor payment practice in supply chains. The government must work closely with industry to address these underlying structural issues to have a chance of fulfilling their pledges.”

The new Chancellor, Rachel Reeves, has pledged to build 1.5 million homes in the next five years, while the new Energy Secretary, Ed Miliband, has reiterated the Labour party’s pledges to boost energy independence and cut bills through clean power by 2030.

ECA continues to campaign for the electrotechnical sector to be placed front-and-centre of the clean energy transition, through appropriate skills development and investment in energy efficiency and low carbon technologies.

ECA works closely with its members, industry partners and government to raise the profile of electrical contractors in the transition to net zero carbon. The Association produces regular guidance notes, technical bulletins, and industry updates to keep members at the forefront of the net zero transition.

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