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Government plans must translate into activity

While our awards celebrate successful projects that have been completed, George Osborne’s Budget inevitably means attention turns to the major infrastructure and building schemes of the future.

This week’s Budget is Mr Osborne’s last chance to have an impact before 2015 and therefore to prove he appreciates that the government must not just announce funding and schemes; it must also make sure the announcements translate into activity.

Commercial secretary to the Treasury and former Locog chief executive Lord Deighton understands this. Speaking to CN this week, he promises to shift the focus from projects to programmes - and make sure all government departments are doing their bit.

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