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UK Labour Party proposes £1.8 billion port infrastructure investment

UK Labour Party proposes £1.8 billion port infrastructure investment

Labour leader Keir Starmer was in North England on 18 April to announce what he called the country’s ‘most significant’ investment in port infrastructure in a generation. A shipping port in Southampton, Hampshire, England, UK. (Image: Adobe Stock) The allocated £1.8 billion (US$2.2 billion) would come from the party’s Green Prosperity Plan (GPP), which is...

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UK and Ukraine sign new defence pact

UK and Ukraine sign new defence pact

UK and Ukraine sign new arrangement on defence and industrial cooperation. Signing came during UK’s largest ever trade mission to Ukraine since Russia’s full-scale invasion, with 29 UK defence businesses in Kyiv to meet Ukrainian businesses. Trade Minister Greg Hands also in Kyiv to sign the arrangement, co-chair Infrastructure Taskforce and attend trade mission. The...

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Top construction figures join Labour’s infrastructure review

Top construction figures join Labour’s infrastructure review

The bosses of Mace and Skanska as well as the former chief of Crossrail are among construction industry leaders appointed to advise the Labour Party on infrastructure policy.   Darren Jones, the shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, announced the comprehensive review into major infrastructure yesterday during a visit to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)...

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PH officials visit UK to share learning on green infrastructure

PH officials visit UK to share learning on green infrastructure

Twenty officials from the Government of the Philippines from 11 agencies joined an Infrastructure Financing Study Visit in London from 30 January – 2 February, organised by the British Embassy Manila. Engagements with a range of UK public and private entities offered deep-dive discussions, sharing of expertise, and site visits to Silvertown Tunnel and the...

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Nationally Significant Infrastructure Reform

Nationally Significant Infrastructure Reform

In 2020, the National Infrastructure Strategy established a government ambition to accelerate and improve the consenting process for major infrastructure projects, including those considered under the Planning Act 2008 (PA2008). These ambitions were reinforced in 2022 within the British Energy Security Strategy. Following an operational review of the PA2008 process, the Department for Levelling Up,...

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Boost for drivers as millions delivered for EV chargepoints across the country

Boost for drivers as millions delivered for EV chargepoints across the country

44 more councils across England to benefit from funding to boost chargepoint rollout funding forms part of £381 million dedicated fund to roll out chargepoints throughout the country EV chargepoint grant expanded to those without a driveway as part of government’s Plan for Drivers comes as over 56,000 public chargepoints have now been installed across...

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(Lord) Banner KC to lead review on national infrastructure

(Lord) Banner KC to lead review on national infrastructure

Top planning barrister, (Lord) Charles Banner KC, will lead an independent review to look into speeding up the delivery of major infrastructure projects, confirmed by the Housing Minister and Secretary of State today. The review builds on wider government reforms to streamline the process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), which are often held up...