BCECA intelligenceA library of statistical digests, government reports and expert analysis on issues affecting the engineering contracting sector.


Engineering UK: The state of engineering

This report, published annually by Engineering UK, is a detailed examination of engineering’s economic contribution and the composition of its workforce, as well as the extent to which the supply through the education and training pipeline is likely to meet future needs and demand for engineering skills.


ECITB: Labour Market Outlook 2019

This new research into the engineering construction labour market carried out on behalf of the ECITB reveals some of the challenges facing employers in this vital sector of the UK economy.


ECITB Strategy: 2020 – 2022

A new strategy to help steer engineering construction companies through a critical time for the industry has been launched by government skills body, the ECITB.


Industry 4.0 – The Impact of technological change on the engineering construction industry

A labour market intelligence report into the impact of technological change on the ECI has been published by the ECITB. The report is based on a survey of more than 800 employers.

IChemE Salary Survey Report

IChemE conducts an annual survey which reports key trends in employment and benefits for chemical, process and energy engineers. The free report includes specific information on many sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, nuclear and pharmaceuticals.  Earnings are benchmarked by:

  • Age
  • Level of responsibility
  • Qualification
  • Location
  • Job role


Preparing for Brexit

UK government advice on preparing your business or organisation for Brexit.


IR35: HMRC publishes new tax rules

HMRC published draft legislation in July 2019. The changes come into effect on 6 April 2020.  Companies need to prepare for changes to off-payroll working rules, which are being extended to the private sector.


UK Government advice on General Work Visa (Tier 2)

Tier 2 visas permit medium and highly skilled workers to come to the UK to fill temporary gaps in the labour market. This visa category is particularly important to engineering contracting companies bringing essential skills to the UK.

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