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Issue : 12 November 2009

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  • Chris Ashworth, founder of Competitive Advantage Consultancy

    State of the MarketSubscription

    Opinion13 November, 2009

    I am one of those in favour of keeping Christmas in December, but as I searched in vain for a decent selection of birthday cards last weekend I had to admit Christmas has arrived.

  • Sizewell nuclear plant

    Contractors urge early involvement on nuclearSubscription

    News12 November, 2009

    Contractors will urge energy companies to engage them early on plans for nuclear new build following the publication of the draft national policy statements for the energy sector, which was described as a “defining moment” in the Government’s £40 billion nuclear programme.

  • Brookfield Logo

    Brookfield plans Scottish expansionSubscription

    News12 November, 2009

    Brookfield Construction is optimistic its win on the new £840 million South Glasgow Hospitals Complex will give it more clout north of the border and open the door for it to significantly expand its presence across Scotland.

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    Tories to review infrastructure levySubscription

    News12 November, 2009

    The Tories have indicated they would not go ahead with current Government plans for a new Community Infrastructure Levy if they are successful at next year’s election.

  • Bob Kerslake HCA

    HCA changes focus to regenerationSubscription

    News12 November, 2009

    The Homes and Communities Agency is planning to focus on kick-starting stalled regeneration projects this year, particularly in the Midlands.

  • survey form fill in

    Councils to ask for firms with SSIP approvalSubscription

    News12 November, 2009

    Local authorities in Lambeth, Doncaster and Wigan will be the first to demand their contractors be accredited by a new body established to standardise safety pre-qualification questionnaires.

  • Rita Donaghy

    Fresh talks over Donaghy report as implementation fears emergeSubscription

    News12 November, 2009

    Work and pensions secretary Yvette Cooper will meet trade bodies and lobby groups next week to discuss how recommendations from the Donaghy report can be implemented across the industry.

  • Road traffic

    Balfour Beatty and Osborne win £300m Midlands roads packagesSubscription

    News12 November, 2009

    Balfour Beatty and Geoffrey Osborne will share the main civils package on the £300 million Highways Agency construction management framework for the Midlands and North-west.

  • John Armitt  ODA

    ODA denies Athletes’ Village cost cutSubscription

    News12 November, 2009

    Olympics chief John Armitt has rubbished speculation that aggressive tendering has slashed the cost of the Athletes’ Village.

  • London £11m commercialSubscription

    Contract leads11 November, 2009

    Plans approved

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