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Tuesday01 September 2015

FEATURES

Locations of contracts awarded in July

Market review: Regaining momentum

25 Aug 15 | By Michael Dall

July saw construction activity levels pick up, in a reflection of the wider economy during the spring months

Geeta Nanda

Interview: Geeta Nanda

21 Aug 15 | By Joey Gardiner

With government policies that cut rents and extend Right to Buy, housing associations are feeling the strain. But Geeta Nanda of Thames Valley Housing has an alternative approach

The Class of 2014

Class of 2014: One year later

20 Aug 15 | By Yoosof Farah

Building catches up with the class of 2014 to find out if, having made it through their first year, life in construction is all they’d hoped it would be

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NEWS ANALYSIS

Immigration 3

Crossing the line

28 Aug 15

With the Calais crisis still a hot media topic, the government is on the warpath against construction companies employing illegal workers. But is the sector doing enough to make sure it doesn’t get caught out?

Green deal

The Green Deal: 'A catastrophe from start to finish'

7 Aug 15

It’s been called the greatest flop of the last parliament. But why did the Green Deal, the government’s flagship retrofit scheme, fail so spectacularly?

Top 150

Top 150 contractors: Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow

17 Jul 15

This year’s contractors and housebuilders Top 150 list shows the sector pulling out of recession and with a spring in its step. But with big losses for some contractors pushing down profits, and margins increasing by a mere 1.2%, the danger remains they could still fall flat on their backs.

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Image of the week

Dismaland

Image of the week: When you wish upon a star…

28 Aug 15

Welcome to ‘Dismaland’, Banksy’s ‘bemusement park’ in Weston-super-Mare

Sketch of the week

Longcross Pedestrian route

Sketch of the week: Longcross

28 Aug 15

This week’s sketch is by Jonathan Hill, chairman of Scott Brownrigg

Workers

Online poll: Illegal labour

26 Aug 15

Will the government crackdown on illegal foreign labour cause problems for the construction industry? Vote here

FROM THE EDITOR

Sarah

Immigration: The crackdown is coming

28 Aug 15

The employment of migrant labour has been a problematic issue for construction for a long time

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COMMENT

Simon Rawlinson

Skills crisis: Performance anxiety

27 Aug 15

Construction’s skills crisis could put a break on growth in the sector. Tackling low productivity is essential if construction is to remain affordable

Helen Gough

We need another brick in the wall

24 Aug 15

Brick and labour shortages are exacerbating the housing crisis, we need to be looking for sustainable solutions

Comments (1)

Chris Tinker

Will the budget undermine housing delivery?

21 Aug 15

What impact will the Conservative’s cut to rents paid for affordable housing have on delivery?

Nick Raynsford

Stealing is good

21 Aug 15

Bent on pursuing its ideological objectives, the government has dismissed the Lyons and Armitt reports. Instead, it should plunder them and present the best solutions as its own

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