Last edited 19 Jan 2018

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Carillion taskforce


Business Secretary chairs a new taskforce to monitor and advise on mitigating the impacts of Carillion’s liquidation.

New NIC chair


Sir John Armitt is appointed the new chair of the National Infrastructure Commission.

CIOB, 18 Jan

Construction scholars present evidence of the changing landscape of the industry.

Construction Manager, 18 Jan

Banks offer support to SMEs affected by Carillion’s collapse.

Dezeen, 17 Jan

Fire-risk tower residents told to pay £2 million to replace Grenfell-style cladding.

Music venues


Government announces its intention to strengthen planning rules to protect music venues and neighbours.

Value of PFIs


National Audit Office reports that there is little evidence that PFI offers better value than other forms of contracting.

BBC, 18 Jan

Elephant and Castle regeneration plans halted by Southwark council.

Arab News, 17 Jan

Could Qatar's unpaid £200m bill have been the final nail in Carillion's coffin?

CIOB, 16 Jan

CIOB provide support to New Homes Ombudsman inquiry.

Prompt payment


Scrutiny is placed on Carillion's controversial 2013 decision to extend subcontractor payment terms to 120 days.

The Guardian, 17 Jan

May to set timetable to reveal foreign owners of UK property after facing Lords defeat.

Construction Index, 17 Jan

Trades Union Congress calls on government to set up a national task force to manage the Carillion fall-out.

IHBC, 16 Jan

IHBC launch their new website for 2018.

City Metric, 15 Jan

The Elephant and Castle shopping centre is facing redevelopment. But what about its residents?

Hong Kong Boundary Crossing


RSHP unveil their involvement in a boundary crossing which will provide a new entry point into Hong Kong.

Carillion fallout


Estimates suggest that up to 30,000 small firms could be at risk of non-payment as a result of Carillion's collapse.

CIH, 16 Jan

New workshop gives people chance to join the debate on social housing.

FMB, 15 Jan

Government must learn from Carillion’s demise and assess its over-reliance on major contractors, according to FMB.

CITB, 15 Jan

CITB say it is taking steps to secure the future of the 1,400 Carillion apprentices.


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43,000 jobs at risk as Carillion declares insolvency.

Housebuilding barriers


Sir Oliver Letwin to lead an independent review into the delays in the delivery of housing.

GCR, 14 Jan

Government questioned over big contracts given to failing Carillion.

BIMplus, 14 Jan

Setting out the next stage of the Digital Built Britain programme.

Planning fee increase


Next week the planning fee increases by 20% and new fees are introduced.