Richard Threlfall is UK head, infrastructure, building and construction at KPMG.
Change is coming. But is tech passing you by?Subscription
Technology is constantly evolving. Recent years have seen huge developments in areas like robotics, drones, data analytics and automation.
I am concerned about what last week’s UK Industry Performance Report said about the construction industry, but not for the reason that is in most of the media coverage.
Building Lives shouldn’t exist. It shouldn’t need to exist; no other industry relies on charities like Building Lives to support young people through apprenticeships in order to enter their industry.
The recent surge in industry activity gives cause for both optimism and caution.
One North can help rebalance the economySubscription
The joint One North report published by an alliance of five cities – Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield – is welcome news to kick-start the North and South economic rebalance.
Sir David Higgins’ HS2 report is a bold and ambitious call to make the rail project a success.
Finally, the PFI review conclusions. Better late than never. And we weren’t wrong – if nothing else we get a new name, though whether “PF2” is trendy branding or just plain boring I will leave others to judge. But on the substance of the announcement, it is decidedly mixed.