Labour will establish an independent National Infrastructure Commission if the party is returned to power at the next General Election next year, party leader Ed Miliband has said.
Fresh controversy has hit Thames Water’s £4.1bn super sewer project, with a Labour peer threatening to make a formal complaint about the National Audit Office’s (NAO’s) handling of the project.
Ministers must set out clear, costed infrastructure spending targets and act decisively to set the best balance between taxation and user charges, says a key ICE report published today.
Flood defence news
The performance of the rail network and local authority roads has been criticised by the Transport Resilience Review, published today.
Water & environment features
An ambitious project to help provide security of water supply to customers across five counties is underway in the West Country.
More water & environment news
United Utilities has launched another framework to run during the AMP6 asset management period.
Philip Dilley’s mooted appointment as chair of the Environment Agency has been approved by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.
The Government has delivered cost savings of over £3bn on infrastructure projects since 2010, according to the third annual report of the Infrastructure Cost Review.
Matthew Hancock has been appointed the new construction minister, following David Cameron’s ministerial reshuffle, after Michael Fallon was moved to defence secretary.
Northumbrian Water has invited bidders for a sewerage repairs and maintenance framework, which could be worth up to £135M.
Mouchel has recruited Lee Horrocks from Laing O’Rourke to its water business.
We need to invest to deliver more and better flood solutions if we are to seriously tackle climate change.
The recent weather related incidents, which caused flooding in the Somerset levels and the closure of the mainline railway at Dawlish, moved the whole issue of flood and coastal protection high up the political agenda.
Infrastructure in 2014
The water industry is going through a major change in focus that will have a significant impact on water companies and the supply chain
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