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IUK chief: ‘Chancellor to increase value of UK Guarantee scheme’

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.

Mary Creagh shadow transport minister CN Summit 2014

Labour would ‘think innovatively’ about infrastructure finance

Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has said a Labour government would find new ways to finance “vital” infrastructure projects.

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Construction News Summit 2014: as it happened

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Floating excavators tackle unusual dredging on Somerset Levels Video

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.

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Scottish pipeline: Where are the opportunities in Edinburgh and Glasgow?

Edinburgh and Glasgow are well-positioned to thrive over both the short and long term with key growth sectors offering major contracts.

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New nuclear in the UK – what comes next?

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.

Richard Alden head of commercial property National Grid

Delivering regeneration, preserving heritage

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.

Robert Meakin partner Clyde and Co

What's needed for biomass to help hit government targets?

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.

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The faces of Born to Build

The Born to Build campaign is being fronted by 17 young people who work in the industry, they share their stories here.

Terry Barton managing director Kingdom Securities

Comprehensive site security can yield multiple benefits

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.  

Alan Woolston partner in the Construction and Projects team Field Fisher Waterhouse

Long-term supply chain deals: What to watch for

The recent growth in long-term supplier agreements and frameworks has given rise to various legal issues and may have unexpected legal repercussions if not properly considered.

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