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Government issues ‘Notice to Proceed’ on HS2

The Department for Transport has given the construction sector a much-needed boost by confirming ‘Notice to proceed’ on the High Speed 2 (HS2) project. This next step in the project means that all joint venture companies involved have formal approval

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Isle of Wight Council suspends scaffolding charges

Island Roads and the Isle of Wight Council have temporarily relaxed scaffolding rules. As a result of the unprecedented pandemic, and in line with a previously stated commitment to support businesses through these difficult times, any existing scaffolding on the

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CLC issues version three of Site Operating Procedures

Construction Leadership Council have issued version three of their Site Operating Procedures. As of 15th April 2020 we presume that this supersedes all previous issues. CLC guidance is intended to introduce consistent measures on construction sites of all types and

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Government agency acquires sites for new homes

Homes England, the government’s housing agency, acquired 19 sites worth £180 million in the last financial year. The land, at locations throughout the country, has the capacity for 5,000 new homes. Several of these acquisitions were completed in the lead

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Builders were struggling even before COVID-19, says FMB

New data published today from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed a 5.6% fall in private housing repair and maintenance in the three months to February 2020, the largest fall in this series since October 2012.  Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of

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CLC Statement on payment and contracts

The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is increasingly concerned about the management of payment in the supply chain, and the risk that clients and firms will seek to invoke contractual clauses to the detriment of other firms. CLC believes that all

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