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28 May 2010 £610 m black hole may leave HCA broke for a year

A £610 million funding gap means The Homes and Communities Agency has to review its Kickstart scheme and may be unable to fund residential schemes for a year, Building reported. ...

28 May 2010 Osborne's £6bn cuts slices deep into construction

Chancellor George Osborne cut swathes out of the construction industry as the coalition government set out how it would achieve £6.25bn of savings this financial year. In the days following ...

28 May 2010 Crossrail could face £5bn cut

The government is considering making up to £4-5bn of cuts to the £16.9bn Crossrail scheme, Building reported. An internal Crossrail team, under instruction from ministers to save money,  understood to ...

21 May 2010 Coalition plans nuclear programme and Green Deal

The coalition government has published its programme for the next five years, paving the way for a  new nuclear power station programme and pledging a Green Deal to give homeowners ...

21 May 2010 Blacklist bosses could be named and shamed

Details of the construction bosses who collaborated with the use of blacklists in the industry could be about to be made public, the Construction Enquirer website reported. The decision follows ...

21 May 2010 BSF schemes in the balance as Kier seals deal

Building Schools for the Future projects approved for funding as far back as July 2009 could be in doubt as the new coalition government “reprioritises” all BSF pipeline projects, according ...

14 May 2010 Tube Lines deal collapses amid cost accusations and fears for future work

The collapse of the 30-year Tube Lines PPP deal with Transport for London has been blamed on an “onerous” and “expensive” contract, Building reported. The comments follow a decision last ...

14 May 2010 Billions of pounds of BSF and health projects halted

Billions of pounds worth of schools projects and a major healthcare framework are to be halted by the incoming Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition, Building reported. It is understood that the new ...

14 May 2010 RICS showdown with QS firms

The RICS and eight of the largest QS firms in the country are to hold crisis talks next month, Building reported. The meeting will discuss the profession’s grievances against the ...

12 May 2010 News Roundup: May 2010

Firms save by outsourcing IT Construction businesses are increasingly planning to shift their IT expenditure from in-house server rooms and support staff towards “virtual” data storage and software accessed via ...

10 May 2010 Have you thought of… May 2010

...being arrested for a crime you didn’t commit?  It happened last month to three senior staff at Yorkshire maintenance and refurbishment company Strategic Team Group (STG) when police burst in ...

07 May 2010 CIOB jobs site now live

Construction professionals now have a new way to find out about the best construction vacancies. The Chartered Institute of Building’s brand-new jobs site, www.ciobjobs.com, is now live and over the ...

07 May 2010 Hung parliament sparks fears of uncertainty

City analysts have warned that the uncertainty of a hung Parliament will delay recovery in the construction industry, Building reported. Howard Seymour, a construction analyst at Numis Securities, said the ...

07 May 2010 Row worsens as QSs threaten to quit RICS

The turbulent relationship between the RICS and its QS members has reached crisis point, Building reported. It has seen a draft letter to the RICS governing council from the institution’s ...

07 May 2010 Sainsbury's moves into apprenticeships

Contractors working for  Sainsbury’s will be encouraged to take on unemployed people under a new training programme launched by the supermarket giant, Building and Construction News reported.   Sainsbury’s has lined ...