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Government Construction Strategy: 2016-2020

Government Construction Strategy sets out plan to deliver £1.7 billion efficiencies and 20,000 apprenticeships.

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The Government Construction Strategy sets out a new plan to increase productivity in government construction to deliver £1.7 billion efficiencies and support 20,000 apprenticeships over the course of this parliament.

The strategy sets out ambitions for smarter procurement, fairer payment, improving digital skills, reducing carbon emissions, and increasing client capability. These themes are consistent with the wider ambitions for industry in Construction 2025, which is being delivered by industry and government through the Construction Leadership Council.

Increased productivity will support government to deliver the £163 billion of planned projects identified in the spring 2016 Government Construction Pipeline.

This Strategy is part of a suite of documents from the newly-formed Infrastructure and Projects Authority seeking to improve delivery, efficiency and performance across economic and social infrastructure projects in the public, private and regulated sectors.

This builds on the 2011 Government Construction Strategy.