A time of change in the infrastructure, construction and energy sectors

By Martin McKervey

The recent major cabinet reshuffle sees Matthew Hancock replacing Michael Fallon as the new business and energy minister. For some, Mr Fallon’s departure raises concerns and it will be interesting to see how construction fits into Mr Hancock’s new brief and how he intends to embrace the challenges around skills, investment and, crucially, the delivery of some key infrastructure projects. In my view, it is vital that we have a senior minister who is championing the construction sector at the very heart of government. Is change a good thing? Perhaps not. There were some big challenges presented for the Thames Tideway project when we had a change of secretary of state at Defra. The industry awaits with interest to see what Mr Hancock will be saying and doing…

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