Blow-by-blow report as construction digests the chancellor’s Autumn Budget.
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24 November, 2017David Price
Housing was at the heart of Philip Hammond’s Budget this week as he announced a huge boost in financial support over the next five years.
23 November, 2017Chris Hallam
Despite some truly grim economic news with stagnant productivity and downgraded growth, the big headline – as has so often been the case with recent Budgets – is housing.
22 November, 2017Jack Simpson
The government will favour offsite manufacturing on all publicly funded construction projects from 2019.
22 November, 2017Tim Clark
Delivered against a backdrop of lower growth, higher borrowing and with the spectre of Brexit negotiations in the background, chancellor Philip Hammond’s second Budget of 2017 was mooted by some political hacks as potentially his last.
21 November, 2017Tim Clark
Cast Consultancy chief executive Mark Farmer has called for construction’s traditional business model to be consigned to the past if the industry is to survive and innovate.
22 January 2018Zak Garner-Purkis
MPs on the Treasury select committee have called for the cap on council borrowing to be lifted.
15 February 2018David Price
A government initiative to provide infrastructure finance to unlock land for 200,000 houses is 25 per cent short of its target, Construction News can exclusively reveal.
1 March 2018Zak Garner-Purkis
Norfolk County Council is looking for bidders for the construction of a new £75m bridge in Great Yarmouth.
15 January 2018Andrew Rennison
Carillion is to enter compulsory liquidation after failing to reach an agreement with lenders to keep it afloat, putting major government contracts and thousands of jobs at risk.