All Leader articles – Page 6

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Leader: Backwards momentum

    2018-03-02T06:30:00Z

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

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Leader: Contracting - it's a fine line

    2018-02-23T06:30:00Z

    The debate about margins has come into sharper focus in recent weeks, but the industry should be wary about disrupting an underlying positive culture

  • Tom lane new with path grey
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    Leader: Rethinking safety

    2018-02-15T06:30:00Z

    As speculation grows about the impending release of the full Hackitt report, will the sector be able to provide the required answers to the most pressing concerns?

  • Chloe mcculloch black
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    Leader: Waiting in the wings

    2018-02-09T06:30:00Z

    With protests (and a tweet) once again putting the ailing health service in the spotlight, solutions are needed. But is private finance the only way to address a crumbling estate, and with it, the NHS?

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Leader: Your weekly pick-me-up

    2018-02-02T06:30:00Z

    Despite the series of negative stories, the glass may finally be looking half full again for the sector

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Leader: Carillion's hubris

    2018-01-26T06:00:00Z

    An interview with former Carillion boss John McDonough in in 2003 highlighed how Carillion’s set up was set to change from contractor to service provider. The irony, in hindsight, is striking, writes Tom Broughton

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Leader: A hell of a mess

    2018-01-19T06:00:00Z

    Jobs, businesses and livelihoods are on the line. It’s time for the team picking over Carillion’s corpse to step up and find practical ways to safeguard the supply chain 

  • Chloe mcculloch black
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    Leader: Time's up

    2018-01-12T07:00:00Z

    Over half the women in our survey said they had been sexually harassed in the workplace. It’s time to act.

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Leader: That sinking feeling

    2018-01-05T07:00:00Z

    In this week’s leader: the Carillion saga continues, and Dame Judith Hackitt calls for a major overhaul of building regulations in her interim report

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Join the conversation

    2017-12-15T07:00:00Z

    Looking back on 2017, perhaps the kindest thing we can say about it was that it was underwhelming

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    Get the shredder out

    2017-12-01T05:00:00Z

    The CITB needs more than a bit of a shake-up to make it function for the companies it serves

  • Tom broughton 2017 bw
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    The stress test

    2017-11-24T07:00:00Z

    There are probably 101 reasons why these large specialist firms have suffered catastrophic problems, with a few major ones front and centre

  • Chloe McCulloch
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    Work in construction: Rewards and awards

    2017-11-17T06:00:00Z

    Uncertain times mean that staff are looking for job security, while the very best recently got their day in the sun at the Building Awards

  • Sarah Richardson
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    Fire fighting

    2017-09-22T05:00:00Z

    Three months on from the horrifying fire at Grenfell Tower, a public inquiry into the fire, and a call for a review of fire regulations has put the design, construction and management of high-rise buildings firmly under scrutiny