LafargeHolcim tops Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating in construction materials sector

Strongest result of all 101 construction materials companies analyzed  Report especially recognizes strong corporate governance performance and improvement across all seven of the material ESG issues Leading the way in sustainable construction Sustainalytics, a global leader in environmental, social and governance risks (ESG) and Corporate Governance research and ratings, published Continue Reading

How To Choose A Contractor Who Will Work On Your Home’s Drainage System

Homeowners often have trouble with damaged drains. This is usually a result of the poor workmanship of drainage contractors. The damaging effect of poorly constructed drains on a home’s livability has made it a source of concern for many people. This is why both existing and prospective homeowners seek to Continue Reading

Aggregate Industries completes major works on A14 ahead of schedule

Leading construction and infrastructure player Aggregate Industries, working in collaboration with the A14 Integrated Delivery Team, has completed all major works on one of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects – Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme. The improved road officially opened for traffic on 5th May – eight Continue Reading

A developer’s perspective on new Permitted Development Rights

In March, the Government recently announced it is widening Permitted Development Rights (PDR) so developers can demolish empty buildings and replace them with good quality new build housing – without planning permission. Consultation on the controversial move is currently being undertaken and a paper is due to be published in Continue Reading

New Statistics from HMRC highlight Sectors that are Missing Out in UK Government’s R&D Tax Credit Relief Construction companies amongst the lowest in UK reaping benefits

Figures released by HMRC have revealed three sectors continue to dominate and reap the majority of R&D Tax Credit benefits including ‘Manufacturing’, ‘Professional, Scientific & Technical’ and ‘Information and Communications’. In light of the Chancellor’s announcement last week to support SMEs focusing on research and development, it is expected more Continue Reading

Establishing the blueprint for vehicle and pedestrian safety at COVID-19 testing centres

In partnership with universities, research institutes and companies, the government is aiming to open 50 regional drive-through sites across the country providing coronavirus testing facilities for frontline workers, by the end of April. Two of these testing stations, which are already in operation at Cardiff City Stadium in Leckwith and at Twickenham Continue Reading