Network Rail has been forced to find an additional £2.5bn of funding to pay for the Control Period 5 enhancement programme after a report from its chairman found the original costing to have been “unrealistic and undeliverable”.
The CITB could see its income reduced after the government revealed details of its new apprenticeship levy, according to the training board’s director of policy.
George Osborne has announced that his new apprenticeship levy will be set at a rate of 0.5 per cent of an employer’s wage bill – but what does that amount to for a construction firm?
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.
A vast yet largely overlooked workforce is out there for those firms prepared to engage with it.
Skanska is adopting a variety of initiatives to help develop and cement an inclusive culture. One of the most successful has been mixed-pair mentoring, which has brought benefits to both established managers and those starting their careers.
How do you excite a new generation and change construction’s image? The industry’s future is resting on it. Those who have succeeded offer their top tips.
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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Dr Noble Francis has his say on where the government’s Spending Review impacts on the construction industry.
Arcadis head of strategic research and insight Simon Rawlinson talks the “real challenge for the industry” following chancellor George Osborne’s Spending Review speech.
Luke Raine discusses decoding a military CV for the construction industry, and transferrable skills between the two.
“The CVs are written in such a way that isn’t immediately obvious as to how their skills might transfer to our industry.”
Skanska group HR director talks about getting around an industry in recession whilst starting the drive to recruit diversity.
Skanska UK project manager Luke Raine highlights the challenges faced for military personnel seeking a career outside the armed forces.
Skanska UK Group HR director Harvey Francis discusses the “opportunity” diversity presents for the business.
A tower crane gets erected at the 103 Colmore Row site as NatWest Tower demolition gets underway.
The Summit saw clients and contractors come together to discuss increased collaboration.
The government has exempted steel manufacturers from costly emissions charges as it moves to protect the ailing industry in the UK.
The government is set to spend £61bn on capital transport projects and programmes over the next five years, the chancellor has revealed.
The government will spend £23bn on creating 600,000 new school places over the course of this parliament, according to George Osborne.
The chancellor has unveiled measures and incentives aimed at increasing UK housebuilding
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.
The full transcript of the chancellor’s speech – jump to the announcements that matter to your business.
Bam Construct has started work in Merseyside on an advanced manufacturing facility for Unilever.
Former Laing O’Rourke boss Roger Robinson has been chosen to lead the Morgan Sindall / Bam Nuttall / Ferrovial High Speed 2 joint venture.
Private equity-backed developer Anthology has not included Galliford Try on its framework after failing to agree contractual terms with the firm.
Steelworks giant Severfield has sounded a note of caution over how quickly future contracts will come to fruition, as it reported a return to revenue growth for the first six months of the year.
Two of the world’s leading sustainability standards are to merge, with BREEAM and CEEQUAL set to form one new programme.
Legal & General is looking to invest heavily in council housing estates as part of its pledge to plough £1.5bn into regeneration and attract billions more from overseas.