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.
29 October 2018
31 October 2018Zak Garner-Purkis
Highways England has responded to the chancellor’s abolition of PFI and PF2 by insisting that “financing is not a determining factor” for two flagship schemes previously earmarked for private finance.
1 November 2018Lucy Alderson
Sir John Armitt has urged the government to follow through on the National Infrastructure Commission’s £900bn spending plan following this week’s Budget.
13 November 2018Binyamin Ali
Highways England was given no warning before chancellor Philip Hammond scrapped PFI and PF2 in the Budget , Construction News can reveal.