Carillion, the tip of the iceberg, but the good ship construction cannot change its course…

Ian Anfield, Hudson Contract managing director Figures published last week highlight the fact that our major contractors are a spent force, and ultimately why they should no longer be allowed to dominate the industry and influence government policy around construction. Disappointingly, even after the collapse of Carillion, major contractors continue to sweep up the vast More Info »

SCREWFIX SECURE MILWAUKEE PRODUCT EXCLUSIVES FOR SEPTEMBER LAUNCH

Milwaukee is here! The UK’s tradespeople can now get an exclusive deal on Milwaukee’s most powerful, compact 18V drill complete with 2 lithium ion batteries and case to celebrate the launch of the Milwaukee range Milwaukee’s popular range of heavy duty products, including the M18V Brushless Combi Drill and the M18 Brushless Impact Driver, both More Info »

London | AT Awards event

Don`t miss this years AT AWARDS 3 PM-6 PM, 14 SEP 2018 Book your tickets now for 14 September 2018! Showcasing the technology of architecture at its best, CIAT’s AT Awards event will be held in East London on 14 September. Hosted by MC Matt Allwright, the event will recognise the exceptional contribution that Architectural Technology practices More Info »

RADICAL OVERHAUL OF CONSTRUCTION SECTOR NEEDED OR UK WILL STRUGGLE TO MEET HOUSING AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS

The construction sector as it currently operates cannot meet the UK’s need for housing and may struggle to meet the need for infrastructure. Given that the UK already lags behind other countries in construction productivity, and is facing a labour shortage, the Government and the construction sector must urgently find solutions. In a report published More Info »

Policy Exchange: housing speech Speech by the Secretary of State the Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP.

Introduction Thank you, Dean, for that kind introduction. It’s great to be back at Policy Exchange – my first time as Housing Secretary. I welcome this first opportunity to provide a sense of some of my priorities and the agenda before me in my new role. Having previously covered the Immigration and Northern Ireland briefs, More Info »

Greater flexibility for apprenticeship levy as transfers extended

Employers given green light to transfer up to 10% of levy funds to multiple businesses Large employers will soon be able to transfer up to 10% of their apprenticeship levy funds to multiple businesses, helping to boost the number of high-quality apprenticeships across the country. Apprenticeships and Skills Minister Anne Milton announced the move today More Info »