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Osborne new construction MD John Craig

Osborne construction chief wary over Tory education cuts

14-May-2015 | By

The government will need to tackle the UK’s school place shortage, with education spending cuts on the horizon, according to Osborne’s new construction managing director.

Ben Hicks Building Lives

#loveLIVES: ‘Building Lives got me back into work after injury and unemployment’

11-May-2015 | By

Painter and decorator Ben Hicks tells Construction News how Building Lives helped get him back into work after an operation.

Nigel Farage Ukip 2015

Nigel Farage: 'White vans are the chariots of the entrepreneur'

30-Apr-2015 | By

Ukip leader Nigel Farage talks to Construction News ahead of next week’s election on where Ukip stands on skills, infrastructure and housing.

Alan Brown chief executive Cala

Cala CEO: Approvals bigger problem than skills for housing

30-Apr-2015 | By

The chief executive of Cala Homes has said the lack of planning permissions is a bigger concern for the housebuilding industry than a shortage of skills.

Mark Rogerson Speedy Hire CEO

Speedy CEO: Running out of stock is 'unforgivable'

30-Apr-2015 | By

Speedy Hire’s chief executive Mark Rogerson has said it is “unforgivable” that the company has run out of equipment in the past.

Stewart Hosie deputy leader SNP

SNP: 'Membership of the EU is vital for Scotland to compete'

30-Apr-2015 | By

Scottish National Party deputy leader Stewart Hosie sets out his party’s views on housing, High Speed 2 and the UK’s place in Europe.

Douglas McCormick chief executive Sweett

New Sweett CEO says Asian business only sold ‘at right price’

29-Apr-2015 | By

Sweett Group’s new chief executive has said the decision to sell its Asia-Pacific business was taken to balance the books following a difficult period for the consultant.

Ian Sutcliffe chief executive, Countryside

‘Political positioning’ delays planning for 1,500 homes

28-Apr-2015 | By

Hundreds of new homes have become “victims of political positioning” in the run-up to the general election, Countryside Properties’ chief executive has claimed.

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