Category list : Autumn Statement 2013
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Insurers have pledged £5bn annual investment in UK infrastructure from 2014 and highlighted the housing sector as an area for potential investment at the launch of the National Infrastructure Plan this morning.
Highlights: National Infrastructure Plan 2013Subscription
The government has today set out an update on its priority strategic infrastructure projects and claimed 99 per cent of its capitally-funded schemes are “on track”.
The Ministry of Justice will lead on plans to establish a specialist planning court with set deadlines to accelerate cases so more appeals can go straight to the Supreme Court and speed up infrastructure delivery.
Six major insurers will today say they stand ready to invest £25bn in UK infrastructure over the next five years.
Time for a global investment prospectus for the UK Subscription
It is interesting that the second most important financial statement of the year, the autumn statement, has been postponed because the prime minister is leading a trade delegation to China.
Autumn Statement is a chance to balance growthSubscription
The government must act to ensure growth is evenly maintained rather than simply dominated by private housing.
The London Assembly’s housing committee has called on mayor Boris Johnson to help developers build more specialist retirement housing in the capital.
The Education Funding Agency has started the search for contractors for its £5bn regional schools framework and lowered the turnover threshold for consortia bidders to £10m each.
Boris Johnson admitted that London needs smaller builders to come back and compete for projects in the capital, as he launched new plans to tackle the city’s housing shortage this week.
Ed Balls slams Tories on HS2 and Green DealSubscription
Exclusive: Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has launched a fresh offensive over High Speed 2, accusing the Treasury of “losing control” and chancellor George Osborne of acting like a “cheerleader” for the divisive scheme.