The Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) has published the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline setting out 660 projects and programmes to be delivered over the next 10 years with an estimated investment of £700 ‐ £775 billion. The next two years will see a total of £164 billion invested in economic and social infrastructure, with energy (£36 billion a year) and transport (£19 billion a year) representing the largest sectors.
Biodiversity Net Gain
A biodiversity net gain (BNG) of 10% will become mandatory for major developments in England from 12 February. Under BNG rules, a development must result in a better‐quality natural habitat than previously existed. The 10% requirement will be expanded to include small sites from 2 April and nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) from November 2025.
National Apprenticeship Week Success
Build UK has been delighted to show its support for National Apprenticeship Week 2024 this week, with Chair Julie White highlighting in Construction News how the event is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the next generation of talent and ‘show that our industry is the one for them’. It is also great seeing so many members showcasing their apprentices and the opportunities available for young people in construction,