Issue : 24 May 2012
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Bam Construction has fended off competition from contractors including Laing O’Rourke and ISG to win a £50m redevelopment of Bradford College.
Landfill fee increases to be reversedSubscription
The Treasury has revealed “clarifications” to the controversial landfill tax changes that will result in “landfill sites reversing their fee increases”, according to a Treasury letter seen by Construction News’ sister title MRW.
The government is to publish further clarification on its controversial landfill tax changes but insists it is not making a U-turn.
Olympics legacy building work up for grabsSubscription
The London Olympic Legacy Development Corporation is tendering for construction and civil engineering work on a visitors’ “hub” in the Queen Elizabeth Park.
Cheshire East launching £32m frameworkSubscription
Cheshire East Borough Council is setting up a construction services framework worth up to £32 million.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has issued a report calling for a cut in VAT on home improvements, repair and maintenance.
In Pictures: Crossrail Diamond Jubilee CampaignSubscription
Crossrail teams up with Construction News to celebrate 60 years of the UK’s biggest transport schemes (register free to read)
Private sector investment in construction fell this quarter by 13.2 per cent, with lending to construction firms shrinking by 2 per cent.
Housing minister Grant Shapps is releasing £17.5 million to help local building projects bypass planning requirements.
Dew Construction (Oldham) in administrationSubscription
Infrastructure firm Dew Construction (Oldham) has been placed into administration.