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The chancellor has now ditched his planned increase to the self-employeds’ NI contributions, but what would the impact have been on 40% of construction’s workforce?
Philip Hammond is not known for showmanship or drama - perhaps that’s for the best, given the wider political and economic upheaval. But the last-ever spring Budget is even more of a mystery than usual
Sadiq Khan is on a crusade to improve London’s air quality and now has construction firmly in his sights. Joey Gardiner reports on the high levels of pollution coming from building sites, the danger they pose to workers, and the pressure being put on the industry to clean up its act
For some, last week’s housing white paper wasn’t worth the white paper it was printed on, but for others it presents a radical shift in policy away from home ownership and towards a much wider range of housing needs
The North-west may have been spared flooding so far this winter, but the occurence and severity of the region’s floods is steadily increasing
The government’s recent commitment to back 14 new garden villages sounds like a lovely idea, providing 48,000 much-needed homes in stand-alone communities
It’s been a long time since the industry - and the country - has faced a year of such uncertainty. Joey Gardiner tries to make sense of it all
New Yorkers are still in shock at the idea of a Trump presidency, but some of those working in construction concede that having in the White House a New York property mogul with a $1tn infrastructure spend on his mind may not be all bad news
Last week’s Autumn Statement trumpeted an extra £1.4bn for 40,000 affordable homes, but is the government set to miss its own target?
Could having a property developer as US president be good for UK construction, or will Trump’s protectionist approach spark trade wars and global recession?
At the Conservative party conference, the new chancellor Philip Hammond indicated that it might be time to abandon his predecessor’s budget surplus plan and invest in housing and infrastructure
The new government professes grand ambitions to boost housebuilding and infrastructure. But how can it square this with its commitment to clamp down on foreign workers?
Setting up the National Infrastructure Commission was seen as a sign of the government’s commitment to getting rail, power and other major schemes built
Mark Farmer’s government-commissioned report into the construction industry makes for shocking reading. Speaking to Building the author explains his view of the dire state of the industry
Work on Hinkley C’s construction may be about to start but hopes for a whole new fleet of power stations are at risk after a ‘crisis’ in market confidence triggered by EDF’s Hinkley delivery problems
Galliford Try’s all-share tilt at Bovis is more likely to succeed than Redrow’s part-cash/part-share offer
When Building launched its Building A Better Brexit campaign at the start of the year, we promised a reader survey to find out what the industry wanted the government to take into its negotiations with the EU
View the full results from over 2,000 readers who took part in our survey to find out the Brexit deal construction needs
As Theresa May makes clear that she favours full separation from the EU and we approach the March deadline to trigger Article 50, Building launches a survey to find out what readers want from the Brexit deal, both for your business and the wider industry
The Brexit vote has ushered in a time of widespread uncertainty, but activity in the housebuilding sector has so far held up well. Joey Gardiner looks at what we can learn from this year’s salary survey and and asks how long trading can remain strong