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.
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.
Almost 70 per cent of school leaders want to invest in new buildings or carry out significant capital works projects over the next 12 months, a survey has revealed.
The UK’s biggest infrastructure clients are being encouraged not to allocate work to contractors unless they “demonstrate a commitment to reducing carbon” in a new strategy backed by the Treasury.
RWE scraps £4bn UK offshore wind farmSubscription
Plans to build a 1.2GW offshore wind farm in the Bristol Channel have been scrapped by developer RWE npower.
Four in the running for £60m Hull Green DealSubscription
Four contractors have made it through from 19 interested bidders to the final tender stage to become Hull’s Green Deal, Energy Companies Obligation and energy-efficiency works partner.