BCECA intelligence illustrationA 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 Strategy: 2020 – 2022 – Year 1 review and update

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.


Skills Transferability in the ECI

This report aims to understand the opportunities that skills transferability could offer within the ECI and from other potentially compatible industries, and the barriers that exist.


Project Collaboration Toolkit

A resource to support collaboration and smarter ways of working across the engineering construction industry.


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.

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


Implementing Brexit

UK government advice on how to comply with Brexit changes.


IR35 New Tax Rules

The changes to off-payroll working rules, now extended to the private sector, as published by HMRC in 2019 came into effect in April 2021.


UK Government advice on Skilled Worker visa

A Skilled Worker visa has replaced the Tier 2 (General) work visa. It allows workers to come to or stay in the UK to do an eligible job with an approved employer.

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