Policy and strategy news
More than half of SMEs have seen their success rate fall when bidding for public sector contracts over the past five years, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders.
The government wants to be “more challenging” with its supply chain as it sees “anecdotal evidence” of low-cost bidding and “aggressive claims”, particularly in local authorities.
Commercial secretary to the Treasury Lord Deighton has said he hopes the government will support small-scale infrastructure schemes in the spending review later this month.
The CBI has called for infrastructure investment to be in “pole position” through roads, house-building and major project backing in the chancellor’s spending review later this month.
Opinion and analysis
Politicians and the industry must be confident to support construction in contributing to economic growth.
The All Party Parliamentary Group for Cycling has unveiled its report for delivering a huge uptake in cycling to 10 per cent of all journeys by 2025.
As Sir Robert McAlpine and Vinci become the latest large contractors to report pressure on their construction businesses, it is depressing ...