CLC issues rallying call ahead of COP26

28 October 2021

Construction Leadership Council (CLC) co-chairman Andy Mitchell has called on the construction industry to redouble its efforts in the fight against carbon.

Chancellor announces rise in early years funding rates

28 October 2021

During his Autumn budget speech, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced £170 million of extra funding to increase the hourly rate to be paid to providers to deliver the Government’s early years childcare offers.

Budget points the way to a new post-Covid economy

27 October 2021

What follows may not come as a total surprise, given that the Government has leaked most of its good news about transport, health and education in advance. This is why Chancellor Rishi Sunak was sharply reminded by the Deputy Speaker, Dame Eleanor Laing, that MPs expect to hear the news from him, not the media.

Government U-turn on discharging raw sewage

27 October 2021

The Government will place legal duties on water companies to control sewage discharges into English rivers, reversing an earlier decision not to clamp down on the practice.

Disruption to supply chains hits export recovery

27 October 2021

According to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the proportion of UK exporters reporting decreased sales in the third quarter of the year (Q3) remained stubbornly and historically high at 26%.