Construction policy and government news

Prime minister demands support for National Infrastructure Plan

The prime minister has urged Construction News readers to lobby opposing political parties for support for the government’s National Infrastructure Plan.

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Fatalities ‘at risk of increasing’, HSE construction chief admits

Deaths and injuries on UK building sites could increase as the industry comes out of the downturn, the Heath and Safety Executive’s chief inspector of construction has warned.

First eight projects named under govts contracts for difference

New renewable projects to bring £12bn of private investment Video

The government has revealed eight renewable energy projects to be supported under its contracts for difference scheme, worth up to £12bn.

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Payment charter launches with nine signatories

The Construction Leadership Council has launched its supply chain payment charter with nine signatories from the council.

Govt appoints leaders for low carbon investment group

Leaders named for low carbon investment group 

A new company set up by government to attract investment into low carbon generation through its contracts for difference scheme has been given a senior team.

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Construction policy and government news

Taylor Wimpey posts 33% order book increase

Taylor Wimpey has seen a 33 per cent increase in its total order book value to £1.6bn compared to the same period last year.

Willmott Dixon pushes out payment terms for EarlyPay scheme

Willmott Dixon has confirmed to Construction News it will extend payment terms to 65 days for suppliers that sign up to its new supply chain finance scheme.

Government plans up to 45,000 garden city homes

Plans to build up to three garden cities each with 15,000 new homes will be announced today by the deputy prime minister.

CBI: Government message on infrastructure not hitting home

Almost half of people surveyed in a new CBI poll say they are satisfied with the UK’s infrastructure, despite the World Economic Forum ranking it 28th in the world, according to research published today.

Balfour Beatty wins funding for national infrastructure academy

Balfour Beatty has been awarded government funding for a national training academy to improve infrastructure skills in the UK.

Clients urged to shun late payers

Clients will be encouraged not to give contractors work unless they meet fair payment standards under the terms of a charter to be launched this month.

Labour pledges regional share of £20bn funding

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to give cities and towns a share of £20bn for transport and housing development if the party wins the general election.

DfT chooses consultants for Leeds Bradford airport plans

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have been appointed by the Department for Transport to carry out a study looking at ways to improve connectivity to Leeds Bradford International Airport.

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