Issue : 5 July 2012
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Crossrail’s £1 billion rolling stock has been confirmed by Danny Alexander as the first scheme to receive government support through the UK Guarantees initiative.
'Jobs for Growth' campaign launchesSubscription
A group of British builders and product suppliers have launched a new campaign to promote jobs in construction and housebuilding.
With the anniversary of the London riots approaching, Wickes has combined with local tradespeople to up-skill 1,900 young apprentices.
Homebuilders hail lending boostSubscription
Builders have welcomed a Government scheme to get banks and building societies to lend more money to households and businesses.
Think tanks call for infrastructure boostSubscription
Two leading right-wing think tanks have called on the prime minister to push for “sustained higher long term economic performance”.
Partner sought for seven year Midlands dealSubscription
Up to £400m of work is available from a consortium of West Midlands councils and schools.
Newcastle seeks Science Park builderSubscription
A £15m contract is on offer to build Newcastle’s Science Centre.
Construction output 6.3 per cent down in MaySubscription
Construction output dropped by just over 6 per cent in May 2012 compared to the previous year, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Free up Green Belt land, urges reportSubscription
A report for BNP Paribas Real Estate has called on authorities to release green belt land in the South and pump-prime brownfield sites in the North, as housebuilding falls by almost half.
A quarter of public sector clients will cut projects and supplier costs in 2012, a survey has found.