With the drive to build a million homes by 2020 councils may be allowed to build starter homes on green belt. A government consultation has proposed changing the rules to enable councils to “allocate appropriate small-scale sites in the green belt specifically for starter homes”. In a bid for more affordable homes the Government have extended their […]

Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of the education watchdog, warns against poor quality apprenticehips Sir Michael goes on to say, in his speech at the CBI conference “The economy is growing and there is a cross party consensus on the importance of vocational education in general and the need for more high-calibre apprenticeships in particular.” In […]

The new #LoveLives campaign, backed by Construction News has now raised £220,000. The campaign is seeking to raise a total of £400,000 in 50 days to secure the short-term future of almost 200 people seeking apprenticeships through Building Lives. The CITB SkillBuild awards have announced the first woman to win a prestigious newcomers award. Demi-Leigh, who […]

With the upcoming election the construction industry is keen to have their say. Glenigan have published a special report reviewing the construction-specific issues that will directly impact the industry. The Construction Industry Council are providing regular election briefings demonstrating that “Construction is a key engine for UK economic growth”. The long awaited 2015 editions of several Approved Documents […]

The first week of March saw the UK Government’s Housing Week. Peter Bolton King, RICS Global Property Standards Director, provides a short youtube video with comments on the latest Government and Opposition statements concerning the housing market. BRE has launched a new home quality mark, the mark aims to help everyone understand the quality, performance […]