The new drive means a total of 50 UTCs have now been approved
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Wednesday 25 September 2013
Current chairman Doug Oakervee will leave at the end of the year after enduring a dreadful summer in which it has been claimed that the project could end up costing £80bn
Sunday 08 September 2013
Friday 06 September 2013
Network Rail has returned to the "bad old days" of inflated salaries and bonuses, according to industry sources shocked by the £1m-plus pay package of the state-backed group's new chief executive.
Inside Whitehall: The British first complain about big infrastructure projects, then come to revere them. HS2 will be no different
Tuesday 03 September 2013
Yes, the new railway will go faster; but the reason to build it is not just speed – it is capacity
Sunday 01 September 2013
Sunday 18 August 2013
Network Rail has admitted that it will miss key cost savings targets on its £4bn track-replacement programme in the body's current five-year plan.
Friday 02 August 2013
'Overhead wire problems' cited for closure
Thursday 18 July 2013
Network Rail bosses have defended lucrative additional bonus pay for executive directors ahead of a key vote.
Monday 15 July 2013
Rail bosses challenge claims over HS2 budget
Monday 15 July 2013
Report from regulator tells Government to consider privatisation or risk unsustainable borrowing affecting safety and ticket prices
Tuesday 11 June 2013
Balfour Beatty is to close three of its regional construction businesses with the loss of up to 200 jobs. The largest closure is at Dartford, Kent, where 90 jobs will go. The other sites are at Rochdale, in Lancashire and Doncaster in Yorkshire.
Monday 10 June 2013
Network Rail, the heavily-indebted body that runs Britain's tracks and most prominent train stations, has warned that even their best contractors face suspension if safety records do not get better.
Friday 07 June 2013
Outlook Sir David Higgins must think that the Olympics was a doddle. Having overseen the construction of London 2012 well under the (admittedly revised) budget of £9.3bn, the Aussie businessman decided to take charge of an organisation that really has earned a poor reputation over the years, Network Rail.
Thursday 06 June 2013
Network Rail today admitted its debt mountain soared past £30 billion and its post-tax profit dropped 8 per cent in the past year, just days after it handed five directors bonuses worth more than £350,000.
Ed Balls sets out election battle lines with promise to spend billions on housebuilding and road and rail projects
Monday 03 June 2013
Labour would stick within the Coalition’s limits on day-to-day spending if it wins power in 2015 but would plough billions of pounds more into housebuilding and road and rail projects.
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Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
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