Asbestos victims to get increased compensation

The government is increasing payments from £115,000 to £123,000 for a new compensation scheme starting in April. Victims of the fatal asbestos-induced cancer mesothelioma who can’t trace a liable employer or an employers’ liability insurer will soon be able to apply for compensation packages worth an average of £123,000. The...
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Stoke-on-Trent’s HS2 vision

Local government leaders in Stoke-on-Trent say that the transformational growth potential of the city’s HS2 proposals will play a major role in filling the growing economic divide between north and south. The innovative vision for a high speed rail station in the city has the potential to not only double...
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Embracing environmental sustainability

BM TRADA explains why over the last two decades, environmental sustainability has been a core concern for the construction industry. Within the last two decades, environmental sustainability has become one of the core concerns for the construction industry, and all those involved in the complex process of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining...

HS2 milestone reached

A major milestone for HS2 is reached as the first piece of legislation receives the go-ahead. The High Speed Rail Preparation (paving) Act received Royal Assent on 21 November 2013 following a successful passage through Parliament. The act has received overwhelming cross party support throughout its Commons and Lords stages, with...
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The real threat to archaeology

In July 2013 a report on local government staff resources allocated to archaeology and building conservation was issued jointly by English Heritage, the Association of Local Government Archaeological Officers (ALGAO), and the Institute of Historic Building Conservation1. The report outlined unequivocally the significant decline in the availability of the...

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