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UKCW to campaign for delivery
Event Director, Nathan Garnett, vows UKCW will continue to support the industry in making the government’s vision a reality. The Autumn Statement has delivered a welcome boost to the UK construction industry.
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Extra £3.7bn for housing projects
In Wednesday's Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond said the money will spent to deliver 100,000 new homes, infrastructure and improving roads. The impact of Brexit dominated the budget with the Chancellor stressing the need to prepare the economy for the UK’s exit from the European Union. Read the full article here.
Government pledges faster broadband funds
Chancellor to say local authorities will be offered chance to bid for slice of £740m to trial superfast 5G mobile networks. In Wednesday's Autumn Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond will announce £400m ($500m) funding for a new Digital Infrastructure Investment Fund. Read the full article here.
The Telegraph's panel’s verdict
Hear from UK business bosses representing a range of sectors respond to the Chancellor’s speech and what it means for their business. The tax rate cut comes amid a flurry of spending plans to boost the UK's lagging productivity, under-developed infrastructure and emerging tech industry. Read the full article here.
‘Every little bit helps!’
Tesco is planning to turn some of its largest urban supermarkets into mini-Tesco villages containing hundreds of homes. As solutions for the UK’s pressing housing crisis continue to be sought supermarket chain Tesco is planning to turn some of its largest urban supermarkets into mini-Tesco villages containing hundreds of homes. Read the full article here
UK forest report highlights need for investment
Forestry industry representatives and investors joined together at the launch of a report highlighting the need for new productive forest planting in the UK. Forestry industry representatives and investors joined together at the launch of the report in London, where they heard there was a shortage of good quality, commercial forests and a strong financial case existed for creating new ones. Read the full article here
Major industry collaboration heralds new way of working
CCS and the NFB have recently formed a partnership to promote best practice and raise standards across construction industry SMEs. This first, truly ground-breaking collaboration between two construction industry organisations heralds a new way in which like-minded organisations can work effectively together to offer greater benefits to members, at no additional cost. Read the full article
Scotland and Wales potential sites for floating wind projects
DP Energy and Floating Power Plant have formed a joint venture to evaluate and potentially develop two sites in Scotland and Wales for floating offshore wind and wave energy hybrid demonstration projects. Read full article here
Going back to their roots
A Bamboo Pavilion in Hong Kong was created to host a series of events that promote low-carbon living and construction. Bent bamboo poles and translucent fabric make up this curving events pavilion by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, which explores how traditional materials can be combined with digitial fabrication. Read the full article here
Sydney sees new light
Academics & researchers gather in Sydney to discover new sustainable building materials. A recent industry stakeholder conference in Sydney shed new light on where building materials and technologies could be heading in the future. Read the full article here