From: Peter Caplehorn, Chief Executive, Construction Products Association

We welcome the new Government and opportunity for change. The expectation from our industry is that this Government will understand the importance of construction and manufacturing for the wider economy and keep its manifesto promise of developing an industrial strategy to help such businesses prosper. We expect to engage with new Ministers quickly if they are to realise their ambitious goals for housebuilding, infrastructure, energy efficiency and a skilled workforce. A renewed focus on our trading and regulatory relationship with Europe needs attention to address the outstanding issues after Brexit, which although complex do need resolving very soon as they only serve as an obstacle to growth. We also look forward to working closely with the new administration on building safety and anticipate their full support for the Code for Construction Product Information.

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