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01/18/2018 12:41 PM
PFI reliance on European bank funding revealed
The European Investment Bank (EIB) provided a third of the funding for PFI and PF2 infrastructure projects over the last four years, data from the National Audit Office (NAO) has revealed.
01/18/2018 12:10 PM
Fresh strikes to hit Balfour Crossrail site
Unite has announced four more 24-hour strikes at a Crossrail site next month as a dispute with Balfour Beatty over bonus payments to electricians continues.
01/12/2018 06:50 AM
‘Left in the dark’: McMullen creditors speak out
Subcontractors hit by the administration of McMullen Facades have told Construction News they have been “left in the dark”, with some of the affected businesses now at risk of collapse.
01/09/2018 06:50 AM
Retentions bill backer slams sector-wide ‘abuse’
The MP behind a new bill aimed at outlawing directly held retentions in construction has said the current system is subject to abuse and wastes millions of pounds at every level.
01/09/2018 06:50 AM
Grayling and Clark keep jobs in reshuffle non-event
Transport secretary Chris Grayling and business secretary Greg Clark both kept their jobs yesterday in a Cabinet reshuffle that featured plenty of speculation yet few significant moves.
01/08/2018 10:48 AM
Atkins appoints new CEO for UK and Europe
Atkins has appointed Philip Hoare as CEO for its UK and Europe business with previous incumbent Nick Roberts becoming president of Atkins worldwide.
01/08/2018 06:50 AM
Carillion 'minder' missing amid financial woes
A key government role managing the relationship between Whitehall and Carillion on its public contracts was left vacant for months last year despite the contractor’s financial problems.
01/05/2018 03:35 PM
Armitt in for Adonis as NIC seeks new chair
The National Infrastructure Commission’s deputy chairman Sir John Armitt will lead the organisation on a temporary basis following the departure of Lord Adonis as chairman.
01/04/2018 06:50 AM
Crossrail 2 review prompts fresh delays
Crossrail 2 is set for further delays after London’s transport boss admitted a fresh funding review would push back consultations on the scheme until the end of 2018.
01/03/2018 12:30 PM
BFI drops £130m new HQ plans
The British Film Institute (BFI) has canned its plans to build a new £130m headquarters on London’s South Bank.