Job losses at council-owned airports group
Council-owned Manchester Airports Group blamed the end of the Government’s furlough scheme as it announced plans for nearly 900 job losses.
Winners of £900m for shovel-ready schemes announced
Ministers have announced the 300 schemes that will receive a share of the £900m Getting Building Fund and confirmed £360m for mayoral combined authorities to fund homes on brownfield land.
Budget 2020: £27bn for national roads and £2.5bn for potholes
Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledged an extra £2.5bn for local road maintenance in the Budget.
Fisher moves on up at Amey as Milner departs
Amey has appointed Amanda Fisher as acting CEO after showing the door to incumbent Andy Milner.
Amey environment and utilities businesses to 'go on sale'
Amey is putting its environment and waste and utilities businesses up for sale, according to reports.
Councils help Doncaster after sandbags plea
Councils clubbed together after desperate Doncaster MBC put out an urgent request for 20,000 sandbags amid warnings that communities could become cut off by flooding.
Birmingham seeks £85m interim highways contractor
Birmingham City Council’s highways PFI vehicle has launched a search for a subcontractor to operate and maintain the city’s roads for a 15-month period in a deal worth up to £85m.
Cities slam Government over clean air hold-up
England’s two largest councils have blamed the government for ‘significant’ delays to their plans to introduce charging Clean Air Zones (CAZs) to tackle air pollution.
Councils lose legal bid to halt Heathrow expansion
The High Court has dismissed arguments against Heathrow expansion and found that the Government is free to ignore the Paris agreement on climate action until it forms part of UK law.
Legal challenge to Heathrow expansion begins
A case involving a coalition of local authorities legally challenging the Government’s plans for a new runway at Heathrow will reach the High Court this week.
Mursell to leave Kier
Kier has announced that chief executive Haydn Mursell will leave the business ‘with immediate effect’.
Grayling defends £13.8m deal involving ferry firm with no boats
Transport secretary Chris Grayling has defended a £13.8m ferry contract being given to a company with no boats after criticism from a Conservative councillor.
Budget 2018: Lifting of cap could lead to £15bn extra debt
The abolition of the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) borrowing cap in this week’s Budget could enable councils to take on up to £15bn in extra debt, according to property adviser Savills.
Budget 2018: £420m for highways maintenance
The chancellor has announced an immediate £420m cash boost for local authority highway maintenance budgets, with millions more for transport projects.
Carillion will cost taxpayer £148m, says NAO
The liquidation of Carillion will cost UK taxpayers an estimated £148m, the National Audit Office (NAO) has said, excluding around £2.6bn pension liabilities and losses by the firm’s non-government creditors.
Councils to get £100m to repair two million potholes
Councils are set to get a £100m cash boost to to help repair roads badly damaged by the recent cold weather, transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced.
'Shambolic' Government loses third air pollution case
A senior MP has described the Government’s attempts to tackle illegal levels of air pollution as 'shambolic' after ministers were once again told by the courts to rewrite their plans.
Carillion shares fall sharply
Shares in struggling infrastructure firm Carillion fell sharply today following reports that lenders had rejected its survival plan and that it had lined up a possible administrator.
Row over contract extension
Hertfordshire CC is controversially planning to extended its highways maintenance contract with Ringway.
Road cost spirals and could rise further
Councillors have allocated £19m more to cover the rising cost of the Norwich Northern Distributor Road amid warnings the projected £205m cost may still rise.