Government Business 31.02

This week's budget included changes to taxes for short-term lets, an extension to the Household Support Fund and funds for building projects. While some of the announcements were welcomed, there were as ever, criticism for areas that were missed out or plans that don't go far enough.

With the first signs of spring already here, in this issue, the Property Care Association looks at new emerging threats in the field of invasive non-native species.

We've got an article from the Heat Pump Association, exploring how local government can play a role in the transition to low-carbon heating.

The Fire Protection Association discusses the fundamentals of protecting buildings through fire risk assessments and techUK sets out its mission to champion digital ambition and empower councils to leverage technology effectively.

We've also got features looking at road maintenance, frameworks and the transport trends of the future.

Polly Jones, editor

Event Diary


UKREiiF has quickly become a must-attend in the industry calendar for Government departments and local authorities.

The multi-award-winning UK Construction Week (UKCW), is the UK’s biggest trade event for the built environment that connects the whole supply chain to be the catalyst for growth and positive change in the industry.