Politics

  • Peter Hansford

    Final advice from the final advisor

    After three years as the government’s chief construction advisor – a role now scrapped by the “hands off” Tory administration - Peter Hansford bowed out at the end of November. Antony Oliver talks to him about the role and future challenges facing the industry.
    4 years 1 month ago
  • Government to directly commission 13,000 new homes

    In what the prime minister David Cameron described as a "huge shift in government policy" but which was derided by Labour as “spin”, Number Ten today announced the direct commissioning of the building of up...
    4 years 1 month ago
  • Laura Sandys

    Video: Laura Sandys explains why Europe is good for environmental business

    Speaking at the recent EIC annual conference, former MP for South Thanet highlights the huge benefits to enviromental sector of EU membership.
    4 years 2 months ago
  • Steve Norris

    Video: Steve Norris on the challenge facing the highways under the Tories

    Long term investment in the nation's highways network is the key to economic succes, says Steve Norris
    4 years 2 months ago
  • Claire Gordon, Copper Consultancy

    Time to share the infrastructure story

    Copper Consultancy chairman, Claire Gordon reflects on the findings of her firm's recent report on attitudes to infrastructure in Great Britain.
    4 years 2 months ago
  • Paul Jackson, chief executive, EngineeringUK

    Time will tell if George Osborne's latest spending review is good for engineering.

    Having had a mixed reception across the business world, the impact of the Government's new apprenticeship levy, announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement, may be very different for firms across the engineering sector, says Paul Jackson.
    4 years 2 months ago
  • Isabel Dedring, Deputy Mayor for Transport

    Video: Isabel Dedring, London Deputy Mayor for Transport

    Chancellor George Osborne's recent Spending Review confirmed Transport for London's £11bn capital settlement to 2020/21 but the scaling back of revenue grant will leave a major hole in future funding aspirations, warns Isabel Dedring.
    4 years 2 months ago
  • Antony Oliver, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

    Reaching for a world of customer focused asset management, whole life value and Totex

    Osborne’s commitment to infrastructure is welcome but the world is changing. For infrastructure professionals just being “the builders” is no longer enough, says Antony Oliver.
    4 years 3 months ago
  • Julian Francis

    George the Builder

    George Osborne rose before the House on Wednesday to give his third budget statement this year, a rare treat for a Chancellor who usually only get two bites at that particular cherry. He was, therefore, determined to make the most of it and reinforce his message to the electorate.
    4 years 3 months ago
  • Autumn Statement and Spending Review

    Comprehensive Spending Review 2015: industry reaction

    Infrastructure professionals broadly welcomed the Chancellor’s continued focus on investment in infrastructure but warned that while capital spending was maintained, cuts in operational budgets across department could have significant delivery implications.
    4 years 3 months ago

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