Wednesday22 February 2017



Retrofit: Low expectations

2 Jul 15

David Blackman looks at the vanishing chances of making green retrofit a national infrastructure priority


Schools: Where are they all going to sit?

28 May 15

25% more new school places will be needed in the next five years than the previous five, yet the government is cutting overall capital funding by 16%

Skills illustration

Skills: Up to the job?

18 Jun 15

With funding of apprenticeships under threat and training providers not always churning out people with the right skills, how will we get the workers we need?


It’s time to fix the housing crisis

22 May 2015

With a dire shortage of homes in the country, what has the government got to do to get housing working again?

Richard Steer 2014

A lack of understanding

16 Sep 15

Construction delivers around 7% of the country’s GDP. So why does this Conservative government seem so intent on running the industry that has underpinned the economic recovery into the ground?

Sarah Richardson

Nobody wins

13 Mar 15

The rise of the smaller political parties could mean the next government finds it harder to take a pro-development stance on housebuilding

Sarah Richardson

A Budget for the regions

18 Mar 15

The chancellor’s focus on regional growth was in contrast to his national infrastructure announcements, which lacked an integrated and coherent approach

Nick Raynsford

Time to be heard

5 Mar 15

MPs are frequently having their ears bent by lobby groups opposed to construction activity, but the run-up to May’s election is a real opportunity to redress the balance

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