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What causes delays and cost overruns on major infrastructure projects?

After the successful delivery of the London 2012 Olympics project, Crossrail, Europe’s largest construction project was in line to serve as another rare blueprint for delivering major infrastructure projects to time and to budget. However, a series of announcements on cost overruns and delays over the past 12 months has left Crossrail to feature as yet another example of poor infrastructure project delivery.

By Amandeep Bahra at 24 May 2019

Construction output and the disruptive factors in Q1

The ONS latest construction output data for Q1 showed that the sector expanded at its weakest pace in six years and confirmed earlier signals from industry surveys such as Markit/CIPS.

By Amandeep Bahra at 24 May 2018

The underlying challenges of the construction industry

Since the nadir in 2009, activity across UK construction has largely remained on an upward trajectory, rising 21.7% from £113.0 billion to £137.6 billion in 2016.

By Amandeep Bahra at 8 Sep 2017

A comparison of electricity prices between the UK and EU

Last month, the Conservative Party pledged to cap energy prices in its 2017 manifesto, in order to tackle spiralling household energy bills. The government’s policy echoed a similar policy to the 20-month energy price freeze proposed by the former Labour leader. However, the Conservatives added that their ambition is for the UK to have “the lowest energy costs in Europe, both for households and businesses”. But how do energy prices in the UK compare to other EU countries?

By Amandeep Bahra at 2 Jun 2017

Construction industry growth set to continue in 2017

Despite ongoing Brexit-related uncertainties, near-term prospects for the construction industry have improved according to our latest Spring forecast.

By Amandeep Bahra at 20 Apr 2017

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