Construction News

July 2008 - 10 news articles


Ecotowns declared 'illegal'

24/07/2008

The government's planned ecotown developments have been branded 'illegal' by local government lawyers, the Guardian has reported.Local Government Association's lawyers have claimed that the ...

Wind farm to create construction jobs

22/07/2008

A new onshore windfarm - Europe's largest - that is to be built in Scotland, will create a number of jobs in the area during the construction phase.Following approval for the farm, which will hold ...

Builders cannot match eco-standards

18/07/2008

Builders cannot meet 2016 zero-carbon targets, unless the government changes its energy policy.According to industry publication Building, Stewart Baseley, chair of the Home Builders Federation ...

Govt pledges 6bn for roads

16/07/2008

The government has said it is to invest £6 billion in UK's roads.The money will go to improve motorways and other key roads in a move, which it hopes will get the most out of the country's ...

Firms after govt work must promote unions

15/07/2008

Companies after government contracts will have to promote union membership, the Times has reported.The paper said a joint statement will be made today between ministers, trade unions and business ...

100,000 construction jobs could go

14/07/2008

The House Builders Association has claimed 100,000 construction jobs could go if housing downturn continues.A further 150,000 workers could see their livelihoods threatened as the current slump will ...

Women apprentices taking on new roles

11/07/2008

Female apprentices are taking on roles in sectors often considered to be dominated by men.According to the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, women are under-represented in ...

Graduate skills going to waste

11/07/2008

Almost four in ten graduates in some disciplines rarely or never get to use knowledge they learnt at university, government research has revealed.The Training and Development Agency (TDA) for Schools ...

Persimmon slashes construction jobs

08/07/2008

House builder, Persimmon, has said it will slash 1,100 construction jobs.The company has added to the building sector's widespread redundancies - Taylor Wimpey recently announced it will lose 900 ...

Barratt drops 1,000 construction jobs

07/07/2008

Homebuilder, Barratt Developments, has announced it will sack 1,000 employees.The news followed further cuts in construction jobs from around the industry – earlier this week Taylor Wimpey ...