All Leader articles – Page 5

  • Chloe mcculloch black
    Comment

    Leader: Playing fair

    2018-08-03T06:00:00Z

    It’s not just main contractors who have been at fault over late payments. Practices along the entire chain, right from the client, should be more transparent

  • Chloe mcculloch black
    Comment

    Leader: Living on the margins

    2018-07-27T06:00:00Z

    The big story in this year’s Top 150 league tables is contractors’ pitifully low margins compared with housebuilders’ surging profits

  • Chloe mcculloch black
    Comment

    Riding the storm

    2018-07-13T09:12:00Z

    Yet another government reshuffle and another housing minister is in place, but does any of this Westminster chaos matter to construction’s core issues?

  • Chloe mcculloch black
    Comment

    The new you

    2018-07-06T06:00:00Z

    We’ve been looking at some of the themes that are driving change within the construction industry

  • Chloe mcculloch black
    Comment

    A light at the end of the tunnel

    2018-07-05T09:04:00Z

    How much has the government actually done since Carillion’s implosion to address unfair payment practices?

  • Chloe mcculloch black
    Comment

    Homes, sweet homes - and votes

    2018-06-29T06:00:00Z

    A raft of housing policy announcements this weeks were somewhat overshadowed by the Heathrow expansion vote - but they could be important steps in speeding up housebuilding

  • Tom lane new with path grey
    Comment

    Testing times: Public inquiry

    2018-06-06T11:41:00Z

    The details in Dr Barbara Lane’s report of what went wrong at Grenfell Tower are a sad indictment on the state of some elements of the construction industry

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    Don't panic

    2018-06-01T08:36:00Z

    While the macroeconomic picture and wobbly domestic outlook do cause concern and create uncertainty, things are nowhere near as bad as they were a decade ago

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    The not so new kids on the block

    2018-05-18T06:00:00Z

    Smaller consultancies’ larger mid-sized competitors have a choice to make: continue going global or get down on the ground on service and price to win

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    Running for cover

    2018-05-11T06:00:00Z

    Rising premiums are set to continue for all after Grenfell, along with increased scrutiny and bureaucracy. The fear is that the problems will get worse before they get better

  • Chloe mcculloch black
    Comment

    Interserve - why we haven't got another Carillion on our hands

    2018-05-02T06:42:00Z

    These were a shocking set of results by any standards and clearly there’s no quick fix - but the beleaguered contractor’s recovery plan seems to have legs

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    We can arm ourselves against Brexit through public service investment

    2018-04-27T06:00:00Z

    Next week the country takes to the polls for local elections, and the results will have a significant impact on future investment in construction and housing

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    Contractor bashing does nobody any good

    2018-04-20T06:00:00Z

    While subcontractors have been treated badly and payment terms need to be improved, the public humiliation of contractors is a step too far, says Tom Broughton

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    Jam tomorrow - but it's bread and butter today

    2018-04-13T06:00:00Z

    As the core contracting sector gets to grips with what has happened in the first three months of this year, you can hardly blame them for taking a more cautious approach

  • Chloe mcculloch black
    Comment

    Gender pay gap: The data is bad, so what will you do about it?

    2018-04-05T06:00:00Z

    Women working for construction firms take home lower average earnings than men - that’s a fact, but one that shouldn’t be tolerated

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    Don't just stand there, do something

    2018-03-29T10:24:00Z

    It’s difficult not to get angry with the government when you consider what is happening to businesses in this sector as a consequence of Carillion’s collapse. It’s simply not right

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    Leader: Behind closed doors

    2018-03-23T06:30:00Z

    We’ll doubtless see promises of headline-grabbing structural changes in the anticipated Hackitt report. But will changes receive the backing they need?

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    Leader: Russian courage

    2018-03-16T06:00:00Z

    Is Theresa May politically brave enough to implement far-reaching reforms to unseat housebuilders? Well, if she’s prepared to take on Putin, maybe she is

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    Leader: Game over

    2018-03-09T06:30:00Z

    We’ve heard it all this week. All, that is, except a commitment from the government to spend considerably more cash to boost the housing sector and fundamentally change the way we build

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
    Comment

    Leader: Backwards momentum

    2018-03-02T06:30:00Z

    Stunted development plans in north London borough could have implications for developer-local government relationships