Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee has urged the government to bring forward proposals to introduce mandatory project accounts with a mechanism to independently release cash retentions owed to contractors.
An agreement has been reached to ensure that the UK will continue to participate in the European standards system amidst pressure from industry bodies for government to address ongoing uncertainty over its Brexit position.
Industry body HETAS has been awarded a contract to provide the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) with technical support on meeting key legal obligations outlined under the Clean Air Act.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) must soon decide whether to revise its plans for all UK homes to have smart meters installed by 2020, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said.
The government has pledged from Autumn next year to consider blacklisting companies from public sector construction projects that are found to be paying their suppliers late.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today established a task group that will bring together dozens of industry experts from both the private and public sector in order to create a new definition for net zero carbon buildings and how they are constructed.
A resourced regulatory authority than can ensure best practice is being delivered on public sector construction projects should be established in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire and Carillion’s collapse, the chair of Specialist Engineering Contractors’ (SEC) Group has argued.
Graham Wright of Daikin UK will take over the presidency of the Heat Pump Association (HPA) next year. The role will see him helping to play up the role that the technology can play as part of a national low carbon heating strategy.
The independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has published a new report on the role that hydrogen can play as part of a wider approach to realising lower carbon heat.
The UK Green Building Council has welcomed recommendations within the Raynsford Review to ensure that sustainable development is a clearly defined legal duty within the planning of homes and other buildings.