Issue : 30 July 2009
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Editor's pick of the weekSubscription
Welcome to this week’s update from Construction News. Blacklisting is still high on the industry’s agenda after the ICO banned 14 firms from using the data, now unions are calling for action on the remaining users of the list.
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Analysis by economic intelligence unit Glenigan has shown that the Government is struggling to deliver additional investment promised in the pre-budget report, with Whitehall departments actually under spending by £1.3 billion.
Morgan Ashurst wins £37m Liverpool BSF jobSubscription
Morgan Ashurst has won a £37 million contract to build two replacement high schools and a sixth form college under Liverpool City Council’s Building Schools for the Future programme.
The Homes and Communities Agency is to set up a three year framework of delivery partners to develop new residential property across England.
Kier to build new Sainsbury's in ScotlandSubscription
Kier has been appointed to build a new Sainsbury’s in Braehead, near Glasgow, the largest in Scotland.
A new 700-prisoner jail will be built in East Dunbartonshire after a £116 million construction deal was agreed.
Fire-damaged areas of Essex’s iconic Southend Pier have been repaired in a nine-month £2.5 million construction project carried out by Nuttall John Martin, a division of Bam Nuttall.
Whitehall departments underspend by £1.3bnSubscription
The Government’s promise to spend its way out of the recession has been undermined by figures showing key departments underspent on their 2008/9 capital budgets by even more previously revealed.
Top housebuilders up for £1bn housing cashSubscription
The Homes and Communities Agency has given the go-ahead to 270 Kickstart housing schemes, with the big volume housebuilders scooping a large chunk of the £1bn development cash on offer.
Slump prompts apprentices overhaulSubscription
ConstructionSkills is to overhaul industry apprenticeships after 30 per cent fall in recruitment to programmes