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    1. August 23, 2016

      UK fiscal policy should take over from the printing press

      Following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the Bank of England predictably moved to allay any lingering market fears...

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      August 22, 2016

      HSBC eyes extra £50bn in UK government borrowing

      “When uncertainty reigns, turn to Keynes.” Not sure about the poetry, but the point here from HSBC is interesting: the...

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    1. August 21, 2016

      May under pressure as big project spending slumps after Brexit vote

      Infrastructure spending in Britain has declined sharply since the vote to leave the EU, putting pressure on Theresa May...

    2. August 19, 2016

      Night Tube set to boost London’s nocturnal economy

      People on a night out in London often face a “go hard or go home” dilemma as the clock strikes midnight — join the...

    3. August 18, 2016

      Energy: Generating criticism

      In a field in a remote part of north-west Wales, a lone farmer cuts the grass, parcelling it up into hay bales which...

    4. August 18, 2016

      UK backs trans-Pennine road tunnel from Manchester to Sheffield

      Theresa May has committed herself to the “Northern Powerhouse”, as the government advanced plans for what could be the...

    5. August 18, 2016

      A wake-up call for markets’ infrastructure dreamers

      It starts with a wobbling tower of wooden blocks, train track laid end to end, sticks and stones to dam a stream. It is...

    6. August 16, 2016

      Rail fares on half of UK journeys to rise 1.9%

      Train fares on half of all UK journeys will increase by an average of 1.9 per cent from January in line with the latest...

    7. August 11, 2016

      Britain’s train strikes are about union power not safety

      Are Britain’s industrial relations going backwards? Thanks to 321 train conductors voting to go on strike, thousands of...

    8. August 11, 2016

      Brexit Britain will miss cheap EU funds for infrastructure

      The economic and financial consequences of Britain’s decision to exit the EU are beginning to unfold. Sterling has...

    9. August 10, 2016

      Eurostar and Virgin face disruption as Southern strike suspended

      The union at the centre of a series of disputes threatening a summer of UK rail disruption on Wednesday suspended its...

    10. August 10, 2016

      Rail strikes reflect fundamental struggle for union

      In the contemporary UK, where trade union membership is falling and strikes are becoming more rare, the RMT transport...

    11. August 10, 2016

      Abellio to run East Anglia train services

      Abellio, the overseas arm of the Netherlands’ national train operator, on Wednesday secured the right to run train...

    12. August 9, 2016

      ‘No excuse’ for Southern rail strike

      The transport secretary has said there is “absolutely no excuse” for the strike that is disrupting services on the...

    13. August 9, 2016

      Brexit fears drive fall in UK land prices

      Land prices for UK residential development are falling after Brexit uncertainty prompted housebuilders to take a more...

    14. August 5, 2016

      Theresa May weighs options to soften Brexit blow

      The governor of the Bank of England made clear this week there was a limit to what monetary policy could do to cushion...

    15. August 2, 2016

      Commuting is misery but rail nationalisation is not the answer

      I was a naive teenager in the summer of 1985 when Ben Elton embarrassed me. But the comedian didn’t make me...

    16. July 28, 2016

      Southern commuter misery deepens with five-day strike

      Passengers who have suffered months of disruption on the Southern rail franchise because of a simmering industrial...

    17. July 24, 2016

      Dover warned ministers of impending border chaos

      UK ministers were warned days ago about impending chaos at the Port of Dover, it emerged on Sunday, as border staff...

    18. July 22, 2016

      Watchdog warns UK needs to rein in infrastructure projects

      Business leaders have criticised the head of the National Audit Office for suggesting that the government would have to...

    19. July 22, 2016

      London requires better service from its trains

      London is one of the world’s leading financial centres. It accounts for more than a fifth of UK economic output. Yet...

    20. July 19, 2016

      Industry groups urge Theresa May to act soon on infrastructure

      Theresa May should take advantage of low interest rates to make substantial investments in new roads, rail, broadband...

    21. July 19, 2016

      BT is on notice over depriving Openreach of investment

      BT has long faced a litany of public complaint about the way it runs much of the UK’s broadband infrastructure. Rival...

    22. July 19, 2016

      BT warned by MPs to put ‘house in order’ or face break-up

      BT needs to put its “house in order” or face a break-up of its business, UK politicians have warned, ahead of a highly...

    23. July 14, 2016

      Britain’s chance to show the world how to do stimulus

      The UK has become an un­welcome case study in populism and political disaffection. Given the challenges facing the...

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      July 13, 2016

      Local Pensions Partnership creates £1.2bn property pool

      The Local Pensions Partnership is creating a £1.2bn “innovative property investment pool” with money from two local...

    25. July 5, 2016

      Southern Rail chaos shows we need a travel ombudsman

      I am on a bus to Brighton. I do not want to be on a bus to Brighton, nor does the penniless schoolgirl two seats along....

    26. July 4, 2016

      Construction sector at weakest for seven years

      Activity in Britain’s construction sector last month was weaker than it has been for seven years, with housebuilding...

    27. July 4, 2016

      Roads and railways seen as vital to growth

      The next 12 months are likely to determine whether attempts to narrow the north-south divide succeed. Get it right, and...

    28. July 1, 2016

      Britain needs new Heathrow runway more than ever

      It is now exactly a year since the Airports Commission, which I chaired, published its final report, recommending a...

    29. June 26, 2016

      Brexit means uncertain future for infrastructure projects

      A new runway in south-east England, the sale of billions of pounds of Lloyds Banking Group shares, the rescue of Tata...

    30. June 26, 2016

      Tech companies eye opportunity in UK exit

      The UK’s exit from the EU will create the need for a new national IT infrastructure as the country turns its back on...

    31. June 23, 2016

      Rush hour chaos as floods hit London and south-east

      People in London and south-east England have been warned to expect more flooding on Thursday evening as more torrential...

    32. June 18, 2016

      Commuter action on rail operators moves full steam ahead

      Trouble on the Brighton line. This week delays and cancellations triggered a commuter protest at Brighton station....

    33. June 9, 2016

      MPs attack UK flood defence plans

      The on-off approach to funding flood defences must end and the government come up with better long-term plans, MPs have...

    34. May 26, 2016

      Macquarie to start sale of Thames Water stake

      The largest investor in Britain’s biggest water company will kick off the sale of its 26 per cent stake in Thames Water...

    35. May 25, 2016

      Northern politicians question Adonis role in Crossrail 2

      Politicians and businesses in the north of England have said UK infrastructure chief Lord Adonis could have a conflict...

    36. May 15, 2016

      UK digital bill to boost infrastructure and services

      Ofcom, the telecoms regulator, will have its powers boosted by proposals in the Queen’s Speech under a digital economy...

    37. May 15, 2016

      Potholes, litter and endless roadworks? There’s an app for that

      Your bicycle plunges into a pothole and breaks a wheel. The park bins are overflowing after a hot summer’s day. Road...

    38. May 12, 2016

      Leeds denied £250m trolleybus plan

      A plan to introduce trolleybuses to Leeds has been rejected by the government, leaving the city without a mass transit...

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