By any measure London is one of the handful of truly successful global cities and it is something of which we should be immensely proud.
Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring, new guidance to reduce cost of construction, 182,000 new jobs expected in construction projects, house prices continue to rise and more.
New guidance to reduce cost of construction projects
The government has launched draft guidance to help embed best practice in the procurement of public sector construction projects, Minister for Civil Society Nick Hurd has announced. read more.
182,000 new jobs expected in construction
According to new research released by CITB, 182,000 construction jobs are set to be created in the next five years. read more.
The Nationwide announces that house prices continued to rise in January
The Nationwide has revealed that house prices leapt by £9 a day during the last year, with the average home increasing in value by 8.8% since January 2013 to £176,491. read more.
Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuringthe Coalition’s plan to freeze carbon levy, delay to fracking plans due to waste water concern, and the energy minister urging UK to embrace fracking, and more.
Coalition freezes carbon levy to curb energy bills
The Government is set to freeze the controversial carbon tax that penalises coal and gas-fired power stations in an attempt to stop energy bills from increasing. read more.
Fracking fears over waste water could delay plans
A leading expert on radioactive waste says plans for fracking in the UK could be delayed because of problems with the disposal of contaminated water. read more.
True greens should embrace fracking, says minister
The Energy Minister, Greg Barker, has said that ideological convictions rather than sound science motivates anti-fracking campaigners and that ‘true greens’ should embrace fracking for shale gas in order to combat climate change. read more.
It was interesting to see the Treasury’s slightly low key announcement last week of a plan to save around £1.5bn across the range of projects that have been created under a PFI model. Read more
An Election looms. Another debate on planning begins. Read more
Madano’s building and construction monitoring featuring, PFI savings, Green Deal, HS2 and more
Treasury announces plans to find £1.5 billion savings across PFI contracts
A plan to deliver £1.5 billion savings across the 495 operational Private Finance Initiative (PFI) projects in England has been announced by the Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, Lord Sassoon. read more
UKGBC calls for Green Deal loan guarantees
The government should move to guarantee Green Deal loans in a bid to save its flagship energy efficiency scheme, a report by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has said. read more
Supreme Court dismisses HS2 legal challenge
The Supreme Court has rejected a last-gasp legal challenge by objectors to the HS2 high-speed rail link. read more
Council of Mortgage Lenders figures out yesterday for December 2013′s mortgage advances make interesting reading. Gross mortgage lending for the month was estimated at £17bn some 49% higher than December 2012. https://www.cml.org.uk/cml/media/press/3809 Read more
Madano’s energy and environment monitoring, featuring Cameron’s comments that fracking opponents are irrational, plant biosecurity strategy nears completion and the draft UN report that claims CO2 emissions are being outsourced by rich countries to rising economies and more.
Fracking opponents are being irrational, says David Cameron
The Guardian reports that David Cameron appeared before the liaison committee of select committee chairs and said shale gas has the potential to meet all UK gas needs for 30 years, while he accused some opponents of fracking as being irrational and “religious” in their opposition. read more.
Plant biosecurity strategy nears completion
Environment ministers have drafted a new plant biosecurity strategy that will safeguard the future of the UK’s trees and plants against the threat of diseases like ash dieback. read more.
Draft UN report claims CO2 emissions are being ‘outsourced’ by rich countries to rising economies
The world’s richest countries are increasingly outsourcing their carbon pollution to China and other rising economies, according to a draft UN report. read more.