Tuesday27 June 2017



Brexit: And so it begins

23 Jun 17

A year after the UK decided to leave the EU, the Brexit negotiations have finally started


Grenfell Tower: A fatal failure

22 Jun 17

The onus is on all of us to ensure a tragedy like the deadly blaze at Grenfell Tower never happens again


Election reaction: Where uncertainty will hit construction

9 Jun 17

Consensual politics is good in theory – but it’s a fine line between agreement and inertia

Sarah Richardson

GE2017: All to play for

2 Jun 17

Promises on public spending and skills have swayed construction from the Conservatives to Labour

Sarah Richardson

Double trouble for leasehold houses

19 May 17

Housebuilders crippling ground rent increases are causing homeowners anguish

Sarah Richardson

NHS on life support

5 May 17

The NHS is in a critical condition as capital funding pots are being raided to meet a widening funding gap

Chloe McCulloch

Snap election: Construction’s chance

21 Apr 17

The general election is a chance for the industry to make its case to politicians of all parties

Sarah Richardson

Free schools don't come cheap

7 Apr 17

The question of whether the government is spending too much on free schools development is far from clear cut

Sarah Richardson

Nuclear chill

24 Mar 17

Concrete is about to be poured at Hinkley, but future nuclear projects are beset with problems


Election reaction: Now what?

16 Jun 17

Given that construction typically recoils at the prospect of uncertainty, where does last week’s election result leave the sector?

Sarah Richardson

Welcome to the family

8 Jun 17

Sir Robert McAlpine appoints Paul Hamer as chief executive – a man used to tackling a big commercial challenge

Sarah Richardson

Council housing: Anything you can do

26 May 17

Theresa May’s pledge to build ‘a new generation of council homes’ is a riposte to Labour’s promise to fund 500,000 social homes

Sarah Richardson

Taking a lead on BIM

12 May 17

BIM can improve the industry’s efficiency but more firms need to adopt it before the full benefit can be realised

Sarah Richardson

The Brexit election: Beating the drum

28 Apr 17

A large majority would give the Conservative more freedom in the Brexit negotiations but how would they use it? And are they listening to construction’s concerns?

Sarah Richardson

Fitzgerald: Cometh the hour …

13 Apr 17

Turning Bovis’ fortunes around will be no small task for Greg Fitzgerald but you wouldn’t bet against him

Sarah Richardson

Our work cut out

31 Mar 17

Labour saving technology might stem the skills shortage, but it’s unlikely to be introduced quickly

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