Category list : Autumn Statement 2014
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Building for the benefit of local communitiesSubscription
In the UK, every major infrastructure project has to go through a cost-benefit analysis process to demonstrate that the business case is strong enough to justify the cost to the public.
It is impossible to talk about the year ahead in the commercial arena without confronting the impact of the general election.
Government reveals £6bn in pothole fundingSubscription
English councils will receive nearly £6bn of funding to tackle potholes over the next six years, the Department for Transport has announced.
A Balfour Beatty and Skanska joint venture has won a £55m Highways Agency contract to upgrade junction 30 of the M25 in Essex.
Politics: Westminster dresses for battleSubscription
For politicians, 2014 was the year when the impulse to pick up a hard hat was overwhelming. Construction sites were in fashion, and housing and major infrastructure were its biggest trends.
Infrastructure pipeline clarity buoys industrySubscription
The chancellor’s Autumn Statement provided little in the way of surprises for the construction industry, but the concurrent update to the National Infrastructure Plan goes some way to firm up confidence in a pipeline of projects for long-term investment and growth.
A few years after the Docklands Light Railway – the metro line that serves east London - launched, I took my daughters on board to explore the mysterious backwaters to which it offered access.
Spending cuts demand 'more for less' - againSubscription
Now that the red box is closed and the buzz has died down, what should we make of last week’s Autumn Statement?
With George Osborne’s announcement of £2.3bn for capital investment in flood management measures in the six years from 2015, many will think this good news.
The announcements made last week around infrastructure in the UK – both in the National Infrastructure Plan and the Autumn Statement – all seemed positive at first glance, with promises of project deliveries and investment from the government.