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CEA unveils construction manifesto

18 June 2024

CEA unveils construction manifesto

The Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has released its 2024 manifesto outlining a comprehensive strategy to advance the UK construction equipment industry.

With a focus on decarbonisation, digital transformation, skills development and regulatory consistency, the manifesto highlights critical areas for growth and alignment with global standards.

Viki Bell, CEA Director of Operations, said: "With the General Election scheduled for 4 July, it is paramount that the CEA continues to be the industry's voice to the UK government and local and devolved governments while representing our members in Europe and around the world.

In the Spring of 2024, the CEA Policy Group was established to prepare this manifesto, which sets out our position for a clear and transparent approach to tackle the challenges facing the construction equipment sector and the wider construction, engineering, manufacturing and education sectors."

Highlighted aims include advocating for a technology-neutral approach to decarbonisation, supporting the development of electric, hydrogen, and low-emission diesel technologies. The manifesto urges national planning for alternative fuel infrastructure and alignment of UK legislation with EU standards for hydrogen combustion engines.

The CEA also calls for harmonised digital legislation and a coordinated effort to bridge the digital skills gap within the industry, and urges the government to maintain stability in infrastructure planning and regulatory alignment with the EU to avoid making the UK an unattractive market for international manufacturers.


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