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Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 18 September 2014

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring ONS construction output figures, the Green Deal, the Scottish referendum and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 18 September 2014

ONS estimates show no growth in total output between June and July

New work increased by 1 per cent in July compared to the previous month, and was up 2.8 per cent on the same month in 2013.  read more

MPs urge Government to revive failing Green Deal energy efficiency scheme

New incentives to encourage energy efficiency should now be considered by the Government as its ‘Green Deal’ pay-as-you-save scheme has failed to drive the scale of energy saving home improvements needed to cut carbon emissions and insulate consumers from high energy bills – the Energy and Climate Change Committee conclude in a report now published. read more

£7.8 billion in construction projects at risk if Scotland says yes

Over £7 billion of planned construction works could be in jeopardy if Scotland votes to leave the United Kingdom suggests new data from construction intelligence specialists, Barbour ABI. read more

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 11 September 2014

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring construction growth, CBI calling for a housing push, the Get Britain Building 2020 Delivery Plan and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 11 September 2014

Construction growth hit by summer slowdown

New figures from construction market analysts Glenigan indicate industry growth stalled over the summer months – but this pause is expected to be short lived. read more

CBI call for major housing push

Britain’s leading business lobby group has called for all three main political parties to commit to a major housebuilding drive, including the construction of ten new towns and garden cities, to resolve the country’s housing crisis. read more

Cross-party focus on housing and infrastructure will deliver jobs and growth

Cross-party consensus on how best to deliver new housing and infrastructure projects would result in 200,000 new jobs in the construction sector, according to the industry’s leading organisations. read more

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 04 September 2014

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring construction output, £1.1bn of Network Rail Contracts, Crossrail and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 04 September 2014

Construction output rises at fastest pace for seven months in August

Construction output in Britain grew at its fastest pace in seven months in August, boosting job creation but also putting strain on suppliers, industry data showed. read more

Network Rail agrees renewal and enhancement contracts in a £1.6bn framework deal

Network Rail has awarded 20 framework agreements with a combined value of £1.6bn to a total of nine suppliers. read more

Crossrail gains planning consent for new homes above Woolwich Station

Crossrail has received a green light from the Royal Borough of Greenwich to build nearly 400 new homes above the new Woolwich Crossrail station. read more

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring September 2nd 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring scheme to incentivise energy efficiency measures is launched, green campaigners want green pledges in election manifestos, Wind energy produces more power than coal and nuclear for first time, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring September 2nd 2014

Scheme to incentivise energy efficiency measures is launched

A pilot scheme launched by the government to incentivise consumers to use less energy has opened for funding applications. read more.

Green campaigners want green pledges in election manifestos

Green campaigners have asked the UK’s political parties to include environmental policies in their manifestos for next year’s general election. read more.

Wind energy produces more power than coal and nuclear for first time

The UK’s wind set a number of energy records during August, producing more power than coal and nuclear generation on several days. read more.

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 26th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Labour suggests increase to fracking legislation, wildlife experts warn of problems from not having clear definitions of ‘native species, think-tank encourages government to assess how climate change will affect Britain’s infrastructure, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 26th 2014

Labour party suggests increase to fracking industry legislation

The Guardian reports that the Labour party feels that current fracking legislation in the UK is not strong enough and they will aim to tighten regulations should they win next year’s election. read more.

Wildlife experts warn of problems from not having clear definitions of ‘native species’

Wildlife experts have expressed concern that the government’s plan to protect native British wildlife will backfire as they have not clearly defined what native species are, according to the Guardian. read more.

Think-tank encourages government to assess how climate change will affect Britain’s infrastructure

The think-tank IPPR has warned that although addressing climate change is an important individual goal, it will also help address some of the biggest economic and social challenges facing the UK. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 21 August 2014

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring house building statistics, construction cost increases, £1bn programme to unlock homes and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 21 August 2014

Latest statistics show house building in England is up by over a fifth compared to last year

More homes are being built thanks to the government’s action to help homebuyers and fix the broken housing market, Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis said.  read more

Cost Increases Hinder Construction Despite Growth in Q2

The latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, highlights that activity rose in the second quarter of 2014 across all areas of construction, including building contractors, SMEs, specialist contractors, civil engineers and product manufacturers. read more

First wave of projects for £1 billion programme to help unlock 200,000 homes

Eric Pickles has announced the first wave of projects to benefit from a £1 billion scheme that will unlock or accelerate the provision of over 200,000 new homes across the country.  read more

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 19th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Ineos buys fracking rights, anti-fracking group protests, 2014 so far is the fourth hottest year on record, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring August 19th 2014

Ineos buys fracking rights around Grangemouth

Chemicals giant Ineos has announced its commitment to the UK fracking industry by buying rights to explore a 329 square kilometre area around Grangemouth and the Firth of Forth. read more.

Anti-fracking group has day of peaceful protest

Anti-fracking protesters glued themselves to the doors of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in London. read more.

2014 so far is the fourth hottest on record

May and June 2014 were the warmest since records began, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have reported. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 14 August 2014

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring construction recovery, the housing market, Crossrail extension and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 14 August 2014

Construction recovery stalls

The recovery in the construction industry stalled in the second quarter, but overall output is still up 4.8% year-on-year.  read more

UK housing market ‘pauses for breath’

Buyer demand flatlines and sales growth moderates as UK housing market ‘pauses for breath’. read more

Government launches study into potential Crossrail extension

Proposals to extend Crossrail to Hertfordshire are being considered by the Department of Transport, the secretary of State Patrick McLoughlin has announced. read more

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