The chancellor George Osborne is set to raise the value of the UK Guarantee scheme for infrastructure projects in the Autumn Statement, the head of Infrastructure UK has revealed.
Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has said a Labour government would find new ways to finance “vital” infrastructure projects.
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Mergers and acquisitions have dominated recent headlines, with the Balfour-Carillion saga in particular capturing the industry’s attention. But why did that deal fail and what must CEOs consider when looking to take over rival firms?
The effectiveness of dredging the Rivers Tone and Parrett in flood-hit Somerset may have been open to debate, but the skill of those involved in the work is not.
Edinburgh and Glasgow are well-positioned to thrive over both the short and long term with key growth sectors offering major contracts.
In light of the Thames Tideway Tunnel planning approval last month, I believe the construction industry has a greater role to play in safeguarding our towns and cities from flooding.
The aborted deal between Balfour Beatty and Carillion may have hogged the headlines this summer, but more modest yet equally significant deals have been quietly coming together to potentially reshape the sector.
Willmott Dixon this month lost a legal battle against Hammersmith and Fulham Council over the award of a housing R&M contract to Mitie. Why did it lose and what lessons does it provide for other contractors when challenging public procurement decisions?
As winter draws in and the days grow shorter, my mother is considering emigrating to Provence.
Should we be heading back to the future? Sir Michael Lyons thinks so.
There is nothing worse than contracting to pay a price for something only to discover, or be advised, that the agreed price is far too high.
The three main political parties and almost all housing experts agree England suffers from a serious, long-term undersupply of housing.
Housing dominated the party conferences this year with each of the three main party leaders giving the issue top billing in their speeches.
It is now six months since Balfour Beatty and Parsons Brinckerhoff joined the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme and established an LGBT network.
Construction is on the move. HR departments have been in overdrive as contractors and consultants wave farewell to the old guard and welcome new CEOs and directors to the boardroom table.
It’s well known that training budgets were slashed during the recession and high-quality training took a back seat, while 400,000 people also left the industry.
Where the construction industry has suffered in the past from a lack of investment and a slowdown in new build demand, the market is once again beginning to thrive.
With a major EU hurdle cleared last week, we look at the state of play both on the ground at Hinkley Point C and at the other sites set for new nuclear.
The UK and London in particular has been facing a widening housing gap in recent decades, with the number of new homes declining as the population has grown.
The government has amibitious targets for future renewable energy generation. Biomass could form an important part of that, but many factors must be considered to get a successful scheme off the ground.
Theft and vandalism at construction sites is an increasingly common problem and sites can be easy targets for both the opportunist thief and the well organised criminal.