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Timber in construction roadmap
UK Government Sets Out Timber Expansion Plan
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The UK Government has given its clearest signal yet that it’s serious about decarbonising construction as it laid out its Timber in Construction Roadmap on Monday. The Timber in Construction Roadmap is a policy document that outlines how the UK Government intends to expand the safe use of timber in...
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Embodied Carbon
Industry welcomes commitment by UK Government to expanding use of timber in construction
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The UK Government has published its Timber Construction Policy Roadmap today which looks to boost the safe use of sustainable UK timber in construction and increase domestic wood supply. The policy roadmap is split into priority themes which look to identify both the opportunities and barriers to timber construction in...
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Embodied Carbon
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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Liz Truss lettuce
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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