Construction issues

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    Planning for change

    2018-06-15T06:00:00Z

    The English planning system is in need of a total overhaul, according to the recent Raynsford review. What kind of changes might we implement to create a more straightforward system and one that puts people and communities at its core?

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    Ten years on: Could it happen again?

    2018-06-01T08:20:00Z

    Ten years on from the crash of 2008, how has the industry changed  – and if another downturn strikes, will we be better placed to respond effectively?

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    Product fire testing: safe as houses?

    2018-03-27T06:00:00Z

    Construction product safety has been highlighted in the wake of the Grenfell fire. Thomas Lane unravels the complexities of the present system

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    Back to school: Funding formula

    2017-09-07T10:26:00Z

    Universities’ investment in their campuses continues to be strong but for how much longer? Brexit and Labour’s election pledge to scrap fees are giving vice-chancellors the jitters.

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    Safety in numbers

    2017-09-01T06:00:00Z

    The Definitive Guideline to health and safety sentencing was brought into force last year, signalling larger and more discretionary fines. What is its impact so far on SMEs in particular and what does it signal for safety in the sector?

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    PFI: In the balance

    2017-08-25T06:00:00Z

    With the risk of taking on work rising and the pipeline of promised projects yet to materialise, is the fate of PFI as a funding mechanism up in the air?

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    Shots in the dark

    2017-08-24T06:00:00Z

    Commentators are starting to predict a gloomier picture for the UK economy and the construction sector due to the negative effects of constant political uncertainty

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    No place like home: Staycations, Part 3

    2017-08-15T06:00:00Z

    Looking for a vacation without airport stress and high costs? Read the third part of a trip around the UK’s best holiday destinations

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    No place like home: Staycations, Part 2

    2017-08-14T06:00:00Z

    Looking for a vacation without airport stress and high costs? Read the second part of a trip around the UK’s best holiday destinations

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    No place like home: Staycations, Part 1

    2017-08-11T06:00:00Z

    Looking for a vacation without airport stress and high costs? Read the first part of a trip around the UK’s best holiday destinations