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Construction Leaders Unite to Limit Environmental Impact

TWENTY-THREE built environment businesses have signed an open letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer asking for the Environment Bill to provide the foundation...

Union Claims Government Will Fail to Tackle Workplace Exploitation

THE GOVERNMENT’S proposals to create a single labour enforcement body as part of its ‘workers’ rights package will fail to tackle entrenched workplace exploitation,...

Insulation Manufacturer Backs Call for ‘Golden Period of Housebuilding’

THE HOUSING minister’s vision for a golden period of housebuilding is achievable, according to insulation manufacturer, Actis. The housing minister, Kit Malthouse, recently spoke at...

Calls for Enhanced Reporting to Improve Work at Height Culture

A NEW report calling on the Government and construction and roofing industries to undertake a major review of work at height culture, expand enhanced...

Funding Announced for Community-led Homes Programme

HOUSING MINISTER, Kit Malthouse has announced £6 million of funding for the Community Led Homes Programme. Funding of up to £10,000, managed by four charities,...

Calls for Law to Force Developers to Help Reverse Wildlife Decline

A GOVERNMENT consultation into a new legal requirement which could make developers actively improve nature closed on 10 February. The new approach, known as ‘net gain,’...

£30bn Framework Paves the Way for Government Project Bidding

A NEW funding framework has been developed by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) that will help construction firms bid for work on government projects...

Government’s Inaction Risks Further ‘Carillion-Style’ Meltdowns

THE GOVERNMENT’S inaction, a year after Carillion’s collapse, is putting jobs at risk and could result in future corporate meltdowns, warns Unite. Carillion went into...

Government Introduces Tougher Regulatory System for Building Safety

The government has today (18 December) committted to creating a stronger and more effective regulatory framework to improve building safety. The government says it will...

Government to Amend Approved Documents to Ban Unsafe Cladding and...

The government is banning combustible materials on new high-rise homes and giving support to local authorities to carry out emergency remediation work. The process was...