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George Osborne chancellor Treasury

As it happened: Autumn Statement / Spending Review liveblog

Keep up to date with all the announcements from the Spending Review and Autumn Statement that affect the construction industry

Kate Headley director of consulting Clear Company

Disability confidence can open huge talent pool

A vast yet largely overlooked workforce is out there for those firms prepared to engage with it.

Skanska Ashton Gate Primary 1

Community outreach opens eyes to construction careers

Engaging with local communities is a key strand for Skanska. Its work in Bristol transforming the city’s schools highlights its approach to reaching out to the community.

CN Awards 2016 logo with background

CN Awards 2016 judges' profiles: Clients

Get your business shortlisted and your work could be in front of some of the biggest clients in the sector, from HS2, Tideway and Network Rail to GPE, Hammerson and Land Securities.

Theresa Mohammed senior associate Trowers and Hamlins

Car park charge dispute has serious implications for construction

A high-profile Supreme Court decision on a disputed £85 parking charge has led to a big change to the law on liquidated changes, which could have a major bearing on construction contracts.

Toby Guise associate director aftercare and quality J S Wright

Innovative aftercare can cut down on unnecessary call-outs

Customer satisfaction has become as much of a driving force in the residential marketplace as it has in other walks of life, which is why building services providers should be putting the end-user first.

Construction materials price index by work type Jan 11-Sep 15 teaser_BIS

Costs continue to bite despite record-low inflation

Data suggests materials cost inflation has hit its lowest point since May 2011, so why are many contractors still struggling with rising prices?

CN Briefing

Sir Howard Bernstein chief executive Manchester City Council 07302

The secret to success


What is the secret behind Manchester’s success?