Category list : Autumn Statement 2013
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More than 3,000 business regulations are to be scrapped or amended, including 80,000 pages of environmental guidance, in a move the government claims will save business more than £850m a year but critics branded “reprehensible”.
Government raises Right to Buy discount capSubscription
The government has increased the maximum discount that social housing tenants can get if they wish to buy their homes under Right to Buy.
Autumn statement: what next for construction? Subscription
There were few new projects in the autumn statement and National Infrastructure Plan, but beneath the chancellor’s rhetoric, the announcements set the context for the industry in 2014.
The government has announced new measures to support SME growth and job creation.
Six major insurers have pledged to invest £25bn in UK infrastructure, but few new projects were announced in the Treasury’s updated National Infrastructure Plan and the autumn statement.
Despite encouraging growth forecasts for the UK economy, this year’s autumn statement offered little to build on the construction industry’s promising growth.
Autumn statement’s capital gains measures could send a dangerous message at a time when global investors are more important than ever.
The names of the nine sites shortlisted for funding announced in yesterday’s Autumn Statement have been revealed to Construction News.
JCB today announced plans to invest £150m to expand its operations in Staffordshire and create an additional 2,500 jobs by 2018.
The government will provide an extra £50m of funding for science, technology, engineering and maths courses at universities annually, the chancellor George Osborne has announced.
Treasury plans new £11m Edinburgh space centreSubscription
The chancellor George Osborne has announced the Treasury will fund a new £10.7m science and research facility named after professor Peter Higgs at the University of Edinburgh.
Industry reacts to the autumn statementSubscription
Leading industry figures react to the headline announcements made within chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement
The autumn statement’s announcement of £150m to build new kitchens for schools “may fall short” and will put additional pressure on maintenance budgets, EC Harris’s head of education has said.
Autumn Statement 2013: Much ado about nothingSubscription
I started watching the Chancellor’s speech by asking on Twitter: “what can the Chancellor say that hasn’t been trailed in advance?”
Chancellor George Osborne has announced that fuel duty will continue to be frozen in 2014 and business rate rises capped in a boost to business.
Full speech: chancellor's autumn statement Subscription
Read chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement speech in full.
The chancellor has announced a £1bn extension to a fund for unlocking stalled housing sites.
Autumn statement 2013: as it happenedSubscription
All the updates from chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement as it happened.
University College London and the Victoria and Albert Museum have started drawing up plans to build new sites at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Reaction: National Infrastructure Plan 2013Subscription
A full round-up of industry reaction to today’s National Infrastructure Plan 2013 and announcements on insurers’ plans to invest £25bn in UK infrastructure.