Labour pledge to scrap green deal

posted 27.09.2013

As we continue to follow the Labour 2013 Conference in Brighton the latest interesting news for the construction industry comes with Ed Milliband?s pledge to scrap the green deal. The green deal aims to retrofit millions of Britain?s homes by offering the installation of green technologies with no up front cost, paying the costs back through future energy bills. However the initative has not been...

Category: in the news, legislation, Mike Close

Allegations made over construction conditions in Qatar

posted 27.09.2013

Despite being nearly 9 years away the Qatar 2022 World Cup has again been in the news. The controversial choice of host for the tournament has been criticised following a report by the Guardian looking into working conditions on construction schemes in the country. The investigation has alleged that migrant workers predominantly from Nepal have faced some appalling and unacceptable working cond...

Category: health and safety, in the news, Mike Close

Construction Sites Open Doors to Public this Weekend

posted 26.09.2013

This weekend construction sites across the country will be throwing open their doors for members of the members of the public to come and have a look at what happens behind the hoardings. This is the second time that an Open Doors Weekend has been held and has been organised by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), the Scottish Contractors Group (SCG), t...

Category: Employment, general, in the news, industry

Scotland showcase new eco-home

posted 26.09.2013

Here at Recipro we are always interested to hear about innovative projects in the construction industry, especially when they are tackling one of our favourite issues resource efficiency. This one comes from Scotland where they have delivered a scheme to produce the most resource efficient house in Scotland. The project has been delivered by the Scottish Government?s Resource Efficient Scotland...

Category: environment, in the news, industry, Mike Close

Milliband’s Pledge to get Britain Building

posted 25.09.2013

As the political season kicks off again after a long summer break Ed Milliband, speaking yesterday at Labours conference in Brighton laid out his plans to get Britain building, pledging to double the number of homes being built should Labour regain power. In his speech Labour leader Ed Milliband promised that the labour party would overhaul house building and pledged to deliver a million new ho...

Category: general, in the news, legislation, Mike Close

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