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EXCLUSIVE Developers and construction firms respond to Covid-19 challenges

There is no doubt -- whoever you speak to -- that housebuilding, property development and construction are all suffering because of the Covid-19 pandemic. A site-based, labour-intensive industry will categorically suffer as a result of social distancing measures -- that, unfortunately, is unavoidable.

"It is difficult to understand": Aonyx MD reacts to minister's letter

Secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Alok Sharma, recently wrote an official letter paying tribute to construction sector workers as they continue to go about their duties through the UK's Covid-19 lock-down. In conversation with The Parliamentary Review, Richard Reid, the managing director of Watford-based smart home installation firm Aonyx, discusses his reaction to the letter and his displeasure with its contents.

Conneely Group MD calls for government clarity on Covid-19 guidelines

Conneely Group managing director John Cockerton has spoken about his concerns regarding the government's coronavirus guidelines and how different firms are interpreting them differently.

William George Homes MD concerned that housebuilders will become "forgotten again"

The Parliamentary Review spoke to George Nixon, of William George Homes, about his concerns for small and medium sized housebuilders against the backdrop of Covid-19.

CBI and Ash Contracting agree tender process too risky, recommend greater diligence

The Confederation of British Industry’s February 2020 report, titled 'Fine Margins: Delivering Financial Sustainability in UK Construction', sought to investigate why the operating environment is as precarious as it is and the role of risk management in the industry.

UCL report criticises proliferation of new housing developments built beside roads

A report by University College London has criticised planners and engineers for allowing new housing developments to be built next to roads which do not accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.

Carillion collapse doubles hospital construction costs

According to figures released by auditors, and confirmed by the National Audit Office, the cost of the construction of two new hospitals has almost doubled following the collapse of Carillion.

Thousands of new homes could be built in high-risk flood areas, campaign group says

An investigation by campaign group Greenpeace has discovered that 10,000 new homes could be built in areas which are at high-risk of flooding.

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