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 »

Construction sector hit with ‘epidemic’ as over 40 firms fold,Industry warns politicians of threat to construction jobs and public projects

Ireland’s construction industry is facing a solvency crisis, with warnings of a raft of liquidations and examinerships now hitting a sector that’s still fragile – despite the building boom. At least 42 Irish construction companies have gone into liquidation since the start of this year, while more have entered examinership. The figure is contained in More Info »

Homes Building Fund accelerates delivery of 1,300 homes for Cambridge

Ten year funding deal worth £22.4 million secured from Homes England. Fund will accelerate the delivery of 1,300 new homes at Wing in Cambridge. Funding will allow accelerated start on build, saving up to 18 months. Hill Marshall LLP, a joint venture between two of Cambridge’s leading family-owned businesses, Marshall Group Properties, part of the Marshall More Info »