Procurement Guidance Tool

A tool to assist procurers in the construction pipeline to implement the Balanced Scorecard Approach developed by government.

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Housing – It All Starts With Planning

Theresa May delivered another speech last week where her fake brick backdrop perhaps garnered more reaction than what she was actually saying. For those that were listening, her words seemed to repeat a favourite message that private sector house builders should be targeting build volumes rather than profits and that the green belt should remain sacrosanct – one of those more expected from a Conservative Prime Minister than the other.

By Rebecca Larkin at 16 Mar 2018

It's not all doom & gloom

There can be no doubt that this is a challenging time for many in the construction industry, especially in light of recent events. However, there are enormous opportunities too for companies willing to engage with new trends and stand at the cutting edge of construction (daunting though it may be). But what does that mean for the civils and drainage sector? What are the opportunities in this market?

By Steve Durdant-Hollamby (Alumasc Water Management Solutions) at 6 Mar 2018

Call for ‘Customs’ Bill to be Amended

A letter from eleven organisations was published in today’s Financial Times calling on MPs to amend the ‘Customs’ Bill. The legislation will set up the rules for the UK’s post-Brexit “trade remedies”. Remedies are important as they are the only way UK manufacturers can restore a competitive environment when faced with market-distorting trade practices by overseas producers.

By Tom Reynolds (British Ceramics Confederation) at 5 Jan 2018

300,000 homes – The Full Measure

One of the more eye-catching things to come out of the Budget last week was the Chancellor’s pledge for 300,000 new homes per year in England.

By Rebecca Larkin at 1 Dec 2017

Autumn Budget 2017 – A closer look at the housing announcements

It wasn’t until two-thirds of the way through the Budget that the Chancellor’s focus turned to housing and he unveiled his headline-grabbing announcements. They were pretty hard to ignore: £44 billion of funding, loans and guarantees to increase net additional housing supply to 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s and the abolition of stamp duty for 95% of first-time buyer purchases. But what does this mean in practice?

By Rebecca Larkin at 1 Dec 2017

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