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Construction policy and government news

Capita HS2 High Speed 2

HS2 work set for 2018 start despite CPA forecast

Exclusive: High Speed 2 has insisted that civils work on the £42.6bn rail programme will start on time in 2018 despite an industry forecast that it would be delayed by at least two years.

Eco2Solar Social Housing Solar PV for Festival Housing

Solar 'market rush' expected after government cuts

Industry leaders have warned of a “market rush” in solar installations after government announced plans to slash subsidies for electricity generated from rooftop solar panels.

Capita HS2 High Speed 2

Slough council opposes HS2 rail depot

Slough Borough Council has opposed plans for a new High Speed 2 rail depot to be built in Langley.

CITB new logo

CITB future in doubt after government levy announcement

The future of the CITB could be in doubt after the government unveiled plans for a new economy-wide apprenticeship levy.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin visits factory building Custom House station 3

Government pledges 30,000 rail and road apprenticeships

The Government will create more than 30,000 apprenticeship places across road and rail industries by 2020, it has pledged.

Features and analysis

Construction policy and government news

Housing starts dip in Q2

Housing starts fell by 14 per cent between April and June this year, with starts dipping across all tenures.

Heathrow decision could face legal challenges, says Gatwick

Gatwick Airport has unleashed a stinging attack on the Airports Commission, calling its recommendation for a third runway at Heathrow “biased” and claiming it has left itself open to legal challenges.

Exclusive: CITB cuts 40 funding streams to two

The CITB is set to revamp its levy grant system in 2016 as it begins to overhaul its funding streams, Construction News can reveal.

Exclusive: government set to miss £1bn Build to Rent target

The government is set to miss its target of having helped start 10,000 new build-to-rent homes through a £1bn fund launched two years ago.

'Nobody needs a new road so badly that someone has to die to provide it'

Contractors must stop work and risk delays for road users if they have any safety fears for their workers, according to Highways England’s new chief executive.

Hinkley not value for money, claims report

Non-nuclear projects with a capacity 16 times greater than that of Hinkley Point C could be built for exactly the same cost, a new study has revealed.

Building sites targeted in illegal worker crack down

Building sites will be targeted by immigration officers this autumn as government officials crack down on illegal migrant workers.

Carillion named on £4.1bn government services framework

Carillion has been selected for all three lots on a new government services framework worth up to £4.1bn over the next four years.

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