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Pressure grows on chancellor to drop Land Registry privatisation again

Pressure grows on chancellor to drop Land Registry privatisation again

27 May 2016: Big property developers are urging chancellor George Osborne to drop his plans to privatise the Land Registry. more »

NFB poll reveals Brexit preference

NFB poll reveals Brexit preference

27 May 2016: A poll of 100 members of the National Federation of Builders (NFB) revealed Brexit leanings. more »

Infrastructure Commission seeks views on methodology

Infrastructure Commission seeks views on methodology

27 May 2016: The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is seeking views on how it assesses what the nation needs. more »

Groundforce boss jumps ship to MGF

Groundforce boss jumps ship to MGF

26 May 2016: Groundforce managing director Simon Littlewood has left the company to join competitor MGF. more »

Further consultation for Elephant & Castle plans

Further consultation for Elephant & Castle plans

26 May 2016: Revised plans have been unveiled for consultation for the next stage of regeneration at London’s Elephant & Castle shopping centre. more »

Adonis named chair of Crossrail 2

Adonis named chair of Crossrail 2

25 May 2016: Lord Adonis, the former Labour transport minister who now chairs the National Infrastructure Commission, has been appointed chair of the Crossrail 2 project as well. more »

Sweett board backs £24m takeover offer from WSP

Sweett board backs £24m takeover offer from WSP

25 May 2016: Canadian consulting engineer WSP has agreed a takeover deal for quantity surveyor Sweett. more »

Builder shortage? Blame the parents

Builder shortage? Blame the parents

24 May 2016: The skills shortage in the house-building industry is apparently all the fault of parents failing to point their children in the right direction. more »

British Tunnelling Society elects new chairman

British Tunnelling Society elects new chairman

24 May 2016: The new chairman of the British Tunnelling Society (BTS) for the next two years is Mark Leggett of Mott MacDonald. more »

European construction output falls again

European construction output falls again

24 May 2016: Output in Europe’s construction sector fell in March compared to both the previous month and to March 2015. more »

BIM 2 certification for Willmott Dixon

BIM 2 certification for Willmott Dixon

27 May 2016: Willmott Dixon is claiming the title of the first contractor to achieve company-wide BRE Global BIM Level 2 Certification. more »

Flytipping builder in the dock

Flytipping builder in the dock

27 May 2016: A 53-year-old Somerset builder who dumped and burned illegal waste in a field has been given a five-year criminal behaviour order and 150 hours community service. more »

English first-quarter housing starts down 9% year-on-year

English first-quarter housing starts down 9% year-on-year

27 May 2016: House-building activity in England has taken a dip this year but remains officially at its highest level since 2008 crash. more »

Garden Bridge is 'too costly to cancel'

Garden Bridge is 'too costly to cancel'

26 May 2016: Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has explained why he is now in favour of the Garden Bridge project: it would cost too much to cancel it. more »

April stats show new wind in house-builders' sails

April stats show new wind in house-builders' sails

26 May 2016: There was a 17% year-on-year rise in NHBC registrations for new home starts in the UK in April 2016 and a 4% rise in completions. more »

Cleveland Bridge returns to profit

Cleveland Bridge returns to profit

25 May 2016: Darlington-based Cleveland Bridge UK has returned to profit for the first time in four years. more »

Lower Thames tunnel plan generates unprecedented reaction

Lower Thames tunnel plan generates unprecedented reaction

25 May 2016: The proposed crossing of the Thames estuary between Gravesend and Tilbury has generated the biggest ever response to a public consultation for a UK road project, Highways England has revealed. more »

BAM Nuttall seeks innovation

BAM Nuttall seeks innovation

24 May 2016: BAM Nuttall has given engineering manager Colin Evison a new role as head of innovation. more »

Chinese contractor dumped from Swansea lagoon project

Chinese contractor dumped from Swansea lagoon project

24 May 2016: The Chinese company lined up for the £300m marine works contract for the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon has been dropped from the project. more »

Renew nudges towards 4.5% margin target

Renew nudges towards 4.5% margin target

24 May 2016: Engineering services group Renew has unveiled record interim results for the six months ended 31st March 2016. more »

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