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Tuesday 5 November 2019
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?
David Blackman looks at the vanishing chances of making green retrofit a national infrastructure priority
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?
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%
With a dire shortage of homes in the country, what has the government got to do to get housing working again?
The chancellor’s focus on regional growth was in contrast to his national infrastructure announcements, which lacked an integrated and coherent approach
The rise of the smaller political parties could mean the next government finds it harder to take a pro-development stance on housebuilding
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
Ecobuild latest: Sir John Armitt and Richard Threlfall among industry leaders to highlight skills shortages at Building debate
Failed frameworks are just one symptom of a system that’s not working - we need the next government to act urgently
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