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Construction industry wins £250m tech, training and productivity boost

The construction industry is to receive a much-needed £250m boost in the UK government’s effort to boost productivity, reports the Construction Enquirer. Business Secretary Greg Clark confirmed the construction industry had won the investment as part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, a planned partnership between the government and the construction industry to work collaboratively to […]

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Housing supply at nine-year-high

With the Budget being released last month, new government figures suggest that housebuilding is at its highest since 2007-8 in England. In the past financial year, 217,350 homes were added to England’s housing stock, with supply increasing by 227,170 between April 2016 and March 2017. The Home Builders Federation (HBF) said the figures confirmed that […]

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Property values on the rise, says UK House Price Index

The UK House Price Index for June 2017 has been released, with the latest data showing that a yearly price increase of 4.9% and that the average property value in the UK is now up to £223,257. So what does this mean for construction companies? According to the data, the East of England has seen […]

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Eque2 celebrates Construction News Award wins for customers

We’re proud to share that a number of Eque2 clients have recently been named winners of 2017 Construction News Awards in their respective categories, whether for outstanding projects or commitment to ethical and social causes. Wates Group Wates Group, users of Eque2’s construction accounting software, were selected by the Construction News Awards as Contractor of […]

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May Construction news round up

This month has seen several new energy initiatives amid concerns over the country’s future generating capacity. Football clubs with their own eye to the future – have been revising their new stadium plans, while more government initiatives have been launched to bolster housing. In infrastructure, there are unresolved issues over the cost of the London […]

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