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Josephine Malone

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 17 July

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring the Government reshuffle, UKCG launches ‘Born to Build’ campaign, RICS market survey shows skills shortage, major infrastructure project cut costs by 15% and London Major seeks land grab powers, and more.

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 17 July

Government reshuffle sees new faces in key sector roles

In the extensive government reshuffle this week key roles changed at two key industry departments. At DCLG, Brandon Lewis has been promoted to Minister of State for Housing and Planning. read more.

Major infrastructure project costs cut by 15%

The Treasury has reported that the Government’s Infrastructure Cost Review programme has cut costs by 15%, equating to £3.4bn per year on major projects. read more.

UKCG launches ‘Born to Build’ campaign to entice young people into construction

UKCG has launched its innovative ‘Born to Build’ social media campaign. The campaign is targeted at young people aged between 14 and 19 and challenges outdated perceptions to portray construction as a dynamic, exciting industry at the forefront of technological innovation. read more.

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 15th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Labour’s intention to invest in CCS, new Environment Secretary announced, and new poll shows that voters regject politicians opposed to onshore wind developments, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 15th 2014

Labour intends to expand and support CCS

The Labour party has published a policy position paper on the future of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the UK, showing how they intend to invest in the sector if they win the next election. read more.

New Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs announced

Liz Truss has been announced as Owen Paterson’s replacement as Environment Secretary in the government reshuffle. read more.

Research shows voters reject politicians who oppose wind farms

Research commissioned by RenewableUK from ComRes shows that politicians who oppose wind farms are likely to lose voters. read more.

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Josephine Malone

Madano Partnership appoints former DECC Head of News

Madano Partnership appoints former DECC Head of News

15 July 2014 – London

Nick Turton has been appointed as Director in the Energy Practice at Madano Partnership, a leading strategic communications consultancy. He joins from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) where he held the position of Head of News.

Nick spent more than fifteen years in Westminster and Whitehall, including almost a decade at the helm of communicating government energy policy. As Head of News he was part of the senior team that established DECC in 2008 and has subsequently worked closely with ministers from all the main political parties.

Nick’s vast experience spans issues across the energy spectrum, including climate change negotiations, new build nuclear power, development of renewables and home energy bills.

Michael Evans, Partner at Madano Partnership, said of the appointment: “Nick is a fantastic asset and we are delighted to further strengthen our Energy Practice. He brings valuable new insight into government and the energy sector and he will provide added value to both existing and new clients.”

Commenting on his new role, Nick Turton said: “Madano’s energy business is growing, it’s a dynamic, switched-on team and there are exciting communication challenges right across the sector. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to bear to help clients achieve their goals.”

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Josephine Malone

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 11 July

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring the Construction Workers Compensation Scheme launch, local Growth Deals, construction of new bridge across the Thames approved , upturn in the housing market showing signs of moderation, and more

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 11 July

Construction Workers Compensation Scheme launched

The Construction Workers Compensation Scheme (TCWCS) announced that following extensive discussions with unions and workers’ representatives, the scheme has now been finalised and is open to applications. read more.

Government agrees £6bn for local Growth Deals

The government has announced the first instalment of funding for local infrastructure and housing improvements across England. read more.

New Thames Bridge gets approval

Wandsworth Council has confirmed plans to build a new £40m bridge across the Thames between Nine Elms and the Pimlico embankment. read more.

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 8th 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Crown Estate boosts UK wave and tidal energy, Asda releases first sustainable seafood report and the news that the economy is not harmed by clean energy policies, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 8th 2014

Crown Estate offers further opportunities for wave and tidal energy in the UK

The Crown Estate has unveiled 11 new sites to developers, boosting the UK’s wave and tidal power industry. read more.

Asda releases annual sustainable seafood report

In response to customer concerns, Asda has released its sustainable seafood report telling its shoppers where and how it catches its wild fish. read more.

Economy not harmed by green policies, according to report

A study by the Grantham Institute has concluded that the UK’s climate change policies have not damaged business competitiveness. read more.

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Zack King

Madano’s Building and Construction Monitoring, 03 July

Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring government savings on construction projects, an all time low in fatal injuries, the Green Deal and more

Madano Building & Construction Monitoring, 03 July 2014

Government saves £840m on construction projects in a year

The government saved £840m on the cost of construction projects in the year to 31 March 2014, according to new figures released by the Cabinet Office.  read more

New figures show all time low in fatal injuries to workers

New figures released the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) indicate the number of workers killed in Britain last year has fallen to the lowest annual rate on record. read more

£8.5 million issued for Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in first two weeks

£8.5 million has been issued for the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund during the scheme’s first two weeks, according to industry estimates.  read more

 

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Matthew Moth

From famine to feast to famine?

I was fascinated to read Markit’s latest survey of the UK construction industry yesterday that showed hiring levels in June rose at the fastest rate since records began in 1997 on the back of strong demand in the housing and commercial sectors.

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Josephine Malone

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 1st 2014

Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring the news that NAO criticises the government for awarding early contracts without competition, select committe warns UK must take measures to secure its future food supplies, and NASA is set to launch satellite to track carbon dioxide in space, and more.

Madano Energy Environment Monitoring July 1st 2014

NAO criticises the government for awarding early contracts without competition

The National Audit Office (NAO) has claimed that the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) may not have sufficiently protected consumers’ interests by awarding £16.6 billion worth of early contracts to eight renewable generation projects without competition to push down prices. read more.

Select committee warns UK must take measures to secure its future food supplies

A report by the environment, food and rural affairs (EFRA) select committee has warned that the UK may face food shortages if it does not take measures to secure its supplies. read more.

NASA to launch satellite to track carbon dioxide in space

NASA is launching a satellite, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, to track carbon dioxide in space. read more.

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