CIOB comment - Liz Truss becomes new Prime Minister
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has today given its reaction to Liz Truss becoming the new Prime Minister
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has today given its reaction to Liz Truss becoming the new Prime Minister and has set out how she can support the built environment sector during her time in office.
Caroline Gumble, CEO at CIOB, said: “We want to see the new Prime Minister continue the Government’s existing agendas on levelling up and net zero, both of which can make a positive difference to what we’re sure will be their number one priority, the cost of living crisis. The levelling up agenda provides significant opportunities for the construction sector, through local job creation and stability, while property retrofit schemes to improve energy efficiency for example, will further boost the sector and go some way to helping residents mitigate rising energy costs.
“In tandem, we would like to see the Prime Minister appoint a cabinet that will work meaningfully with the construction industry and professional bodies to understand and alleviate pressures on the built environment sector. The appointment of a housing minister and construction minister for the long term will go a long way in helping improve the consistency and collaboration that the industry desperately needs and strengthen the excellent collaboration that has been achieved through the Construction Leadership Council.”