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November 1, 2015
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£300m West Yorkshire power plant gets go-ahead

A waste-to-energy power station in West Yorkshire has been given the go-ahead by energy minister Lord Browne. A waste-to-energy power station in West Yorkshire has been […]
June 19, 2015
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Kier’s Penda JV gets to work in Staffordshire

The new joint venture between Kier, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire police has been branded Penda Property Partnership. Kier was chosen for a £400m property management […]
May 12, 2015
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Skills shortage gets worse for specialist contractors

Skills shortages are preventing 28% of construction firms from bidding for work they would have previously taken on. The latest state of trade survey from the […]
January 23, 2015
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Tunnellers training plan gets funding

The tunnelling sector’s pitch for government funding to support training programmes has come up trumps. Skills minister Nick Boles has allocated £1.1m to match £1.7m of […]
November 19, 2014
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Crossrail gets £42m extra for step-free access and public spaces

Crossrail has been given two new packages of funding that will ensure step-free access for all stations on the network and provide safer surroundings for stations […]
November 18, 2014
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Scotland gets £200m boost for housebuilding

The Scottish government is providing £200m in additional funding to stimulate the housing industry and safeguard construction jobs. Housing minister Margaret Burgess will meet housing leaders […]