Architects & design
The government’s industrial strategy offers a welcome prompt to improve productivity and foster innovation, says Mark Farmer, but real change will need to be driven by client demand
More of the same training means more bad press, poor productivity and an industry struggling to find people willing to fill its job vacancies. The newly-announced T-level may give us the chance to change all that
Education & healthcare
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
It’s all work and all play this week, as Tony Pidgley longs for electric cars, Sadiq Khan apparently has a magic set and Mace is enjoying playing with bricks - but it’s all ruined when a PR firm throws a strop
The desire to make all cars “zero emission’ by 2030 ignores how reliant the country will be on coal-fired power stations