The Budget has given us a taste of this Conservative government’s economic policy and forecasts for the sector are also looking strong
Five years ago Building profiled 10 small, young firms whose fresh thinking and bright ideas stood in stark contrast to the gloomy economic environment at the time. Now, we revisit them to see how these cutting edge companies have fared while the industry has started to recover. So who has prospered, and who has struggled?
After the Conservatives’ unexpected torching of construction policies, we look at the driving force behind this drastic industry shake-up
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.
When PC Harrington Contractors collapsed into administration in May, it had debts of around £28.4m and just £900 cash in the bank. We reveal the true story of the firm’s demise
Construction’s professions could effectively disappear within a decade, according to the author of a challenging report
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The restructuring of construction roles could stall relations between the industry and government
Setting a standard aims to avoid the delays, costs and conflicts which arise but some industry bodies are developing their own
As the UK housing shortage comes closer to crisis point the government is rolling out a number of policies to make affordable homes available. But is it making the problem better or worse?
The restructuring of the Construction Leadership Council means a third of the industry is not represented at the top table
The follow-up document to the summer Budget has stronger implications for construction