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Unions call for Carillion task force

17 Jan 2018: The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has called on the government to set up a national task force to manage the fall-out of Carillion’s liquidation. more »

Heathrow seeks views on cut-price expansion plans

17 Jan 2018: Heathrow Airport has launched what is set to be one of the largest public consultations in UK history. more »

Transport for the North sets out £70bn wish-list

17 Jan 2018: A coalition of local authorities and business leaders in the north of England have produced a 30-year plan to improve transport links in their region. more »

Carillion suppliers start counting the cost

16 Jan 2018: News of Carillion going into liquidation has left its suppliers rushing to analyse the likely impact. more »

Designing roads for driverless cars

16 Jan 2018: The government is inviting applications for research funding into the infrastructure requirements of driverless vehicles. more »

Carillion collapse pushes reform up the agenda

16 Jan 2018: The government has agreed to look again at the whole question of construction procurement and the construction industry model in the wake of the collapse of Carillion. more »

Carry on Carillion

16 Jan 2018: Carillion had a reputation throughout the industry as a dysfunctional organisation, a supplier tells us. more »

Carillion collapse puts retentions campaign into focus

16 Jan 2018: Carillion subcontractors are set to lose £800m of retentions payments as well as perhaps equal sums owed for completed works. more »

Covers takes over Orpington merchant

16 Jan 2018: Covers Timber & Builders Merchants has acquired Orpington Timber & Building Supplies Ltd (OTBS) in Bexleyheath, Kent. more »

Carillion collapse: legal implications

15 Jan 2018: With Carillion going into liquidation, the actions of the directors will now come under sharp scrutiny. more »

Balfour takes £40m hit on Carillion collapse

15 Jan 2018: Balfour Beatty says that the collapse of Carillion is set to cost it between £35m and £45m. more »

Carillion collapse: contingency plans kick in

15 Jan 2018: Carillion has been on the edge of a precipice since its profits warning in July and subsequent posting of a £1.1bn interim pre-tax loss in September. Clients and joint ventures partners have had months to prepare contingency plans and some of these are kicking in today. more »

Carillion collapse: industry responds

15 Jan 2018: The collapse of £5.5bn turnover Carillion is sending shockwaves across the UK construction industry and beyond. more »

Investigation into house-building delays

15 Jan 2018: The government has agreed terms for an investigation into why there is such a big difference between the amount of planning permission being granted and the number of homes being built. more »

Watkin Jones seeks new chief

15 Jan 2018: After reporting record annual results, including a trebling of profits, Watkin Jones is looking for a new chief executive. more »

Carillion goes into liquidation

15 Jan 2018: Carillion has failed to reach a deal with creditors and is going into liquidation. more »

Mursell speaks up for cost-saving D&B

15 Jan 2018: While serious questions have been raised over the past year about the ability of design & build procurement to deliver quality, Kier boss Haydn Mursell says that embedding contractors in the design team is the best way to save money. more »

Accord expands offsite production

12 Jan 2018: West Midlands housing association Accord is building a £1m factory to make timber frames for houses. more »

Damage repaired, says Bovis chief

12 Jan 2018: After nine months’ work, Bovis Homes chief executive Greg Fitzgerald says he has mended the company. more »

Contractors fined £1.2m for balcony refurb fail

12 Jan 2018: Two construction firms have been fined after a tenant suffered serious injuries when she fell through a fragile surface. more »

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