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Nick Pollard chief executive Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK

Ex-Balfour chief Nick Pollard named CEO at Cory Environmental Group

Former Balfour Beatty UK chief executive Nick Pollard will become the new CEO of Cory Environmental Group next week.

David Hall national technical academy manager British Gypsum

How to build on the government's apprenticeship agenda

By David Hall

The industry’s skills gap has been a hot topic for some time now, with many sceptics doubting the industry’s ability to bounce back.

Sir Howard Bernstein chief executive Manchester City Council 07302

Northern Powerhouse: Sir Howard Bernstein opens up


The Manchester City Council chief has wrested power from Whitehall. So where does his focus lie as the devolution agenda gathers pace?

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Chancellor promises ‘devolution revolution’

The government will give local leaders “new radical powers” to take responsibility for driving local growth.

Manchester council chief: Housing policy is failing

Sir Howard Bernstein has criticised the government’s housing policy for being too London-centric

John Clancy replaces Sir Albert Bore as Birmingham Council leader

Birmingham City Council has selected John Clancy to replace Sir Albert Bore as the authority’s new leader.

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

OBR revises up GDP forecast as borrowing falls

The Office for Budget Responsibility has revised up forecast growth in GDP for 2016 and 2017.

Apprenticeship levy set at 0.5% but no decision on CITB levy

The government has revealed details of its new apprenticeship levy but has not yet made a final decision over how it will affect the CITB’s existing construction industry levy.

Government commits £23bn for schools building programme

The government will spend £23bn on creating 600,000 new school places over the course of this parliament, according to George Osborne.

In full: Chancellor's multi-billion housebuilding pledge

The chancellor has unveiled measures and incentives aimed at increasing UK housebuilding

Steel industry given energy costs exemption

The government has exempted steel manufacturers from costly emissions charges as it moves to protect the ailing industry in the UK.

Government pledges £61bn in capital transport spend

The government is set to spend £61bn on capital transport projects and programmes over the next five years, the chancellor has revealed.

Input costs to rise by 4% per year to 2020

Construction input costs will rise by 3-4 per cent annually over the next five years, according to forecasts from the Building Cost Information Service.

Speech in full: Chancellor's Autumn Statement and Spending Review

The full transcript of the chancellor’s speech – jump to the announcements that matter to your business.

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Construction News front cover 27 November 2015

Construction News digital edition – 27 November 2015

Manchester City Council chief Sir Howard Bernstein sits down with Construction News to talk about his Mancunian heritage, a booming present, and a future populated by quality buildings and more power to the northern regions as the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ concept continues to drive on, with Manchester firmly in the front seat; Mace has been selected as the construction partner for the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium job, beating two other major players to the deal; with the Construction ...