policy

Embodied Carbon Bill stumbles at second reading
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Last Friday saw the second reading of the Carbon Emissions (Buildings) Bill, a Private Member’s Bill being sponsored by Jerome Mayhew, MP for Broadland and a member of the influential Environmental Audit Select Committee. This motion aimed to ensure that whole-life carbon emissions are reported upon construction and that legal...
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Government must provide stability amidst poor business environment
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Timber Development UK CEO David Hopkins has addressed the Construction Product Association’s sharply downgraded forecast for construction output in 2023 following September’s Mini Budget, commenting: “Brexit, COVID-19, Ukraine, and unprecedented political instability now leave the construction industry facing an extremely difficult year, with the CPA predicting 3.9% decline in overall...
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Rishi Sunak becomes the latest UK prime minister
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Rishi Sunak is set to become the UK's fifth prime minister in six years following the latest Conservative Party leadership contest. Rishi Sunak is a former Chancellor of the Exchequer and will be the first British-Asian prime minister in UK history. He stood for leadership earlier this year, however, lost...
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Liz Truss, lettuce, and our troubled political economy
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Yesterday, the current government’s continuing melodrama entered a new chapter as Liz Truss resigned after just 45 days as prime minister. Truss’ resignation makes her the shortest serving prime minister in UK history, overtaking George Canning who died of pneumonia just 119 days into office. It also means we are...
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