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Construction policy and government news

Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon - recreational causeway with Juice Architects\' offshore museum in distance

Jobs axed at Tidal Lagoon Power due to construction delay

Tidal Lagoon Power, the company behind the UK’s first ever tidal energy project, could be forced to cut nearly 20 per cent of its staff.

Peterhead Power Station Sep 2012 CCS carbon capture storage Shell SSE

Carbon capture projects to be shelved after £1bn grant cut

The two carbon capture and storage projects are in doubt after the government axed a £1bn development grant for the technology.

CITB new logo

CITB left in limbo with 'reduced income' as new levy to hit 700 firms

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.

Sir Peter Hendy chairman Network Rail

Network Rail CP5 to cost £41bn after £2.5bn cost hike

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”.

Sir Howard Bernstein chief executive Manchester City Council

Manchester council chief: Housing policy is failing

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

Features and analysis

Construction policy and government news

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.

Chancellor promises ‘devolution revolution’

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

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.

Spencer Group to deliver civils on £200m EfW plant

Spencer Group will carry out civils works on a £200m energy-from-waste plant in Humberside.

MPs slam Network Rail planning and budget failures and order ORR review

The influential public accounts committee has called for a review of the ORR and slammed what it described as Network Rail’s unrealistic plans for Control Period 5.

London construction adds £6.2bn to economy, Deloitte study reveals

Construction in central London has added billions of pounds to the UK economy, new research commissioned by some of the city’s most powerful property developers has revealed.

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