The Coalition Government’s first Budget signals a serious attempt to get the public finances back in order.
Along with other industry bodies, HAE supports the need to achieve a balanced national budget over the lifetime of this Parliament.
The UK hire industry is closely aligned to construction and building management services and any dampening of demand for building, infrastructure or maintenance has a direct impact on our members as we have seen during the Recession.
We share the views expressed by other trade organisations that key infrastructure renewal projects are vital to future competitiveness and growth in the UK economy.
Graham Arundell, HAE managing director added "The hire industry offers a low capital-cost means of supporting the delivery of key building and other projects, including transport. HAE has written to key Ministers to emphasise the opportunity to support and strengthen the economy, but also the dangers of deep cuts on nationally and regionally important projects."