Issue : 12 November 2009
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State of the MarketSubscription
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.
Contractors urge early involvement on nuclearSubscription
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 plans Scottish expansionSubscription
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.
Tories to review infrastructure levySubscription
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.
HCA changes focus to regenerationSubscription
The Homes and Communities Agency is planning to focus on kick-starting stalled regeneration projects this year, particularly in the Midlands.
Councils to ask for firms with SSIP approvalSubscription
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.
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.
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.
ODA denies Athletes’ Village cost cutSubscription
Olympics chief John Armitt has rubbished speculation that aggressive tendering has slashed the cost of the Athletes’ Village.
London £11m commercialSubscription