Tarmac Kier JV awarded TfL framework contract win

A 50-50 joint venture between Tarmac and Kier has secured a major contract for Transport for London to deliver and support the construction, renewal, and enhancement of highways infrastructure across the capital, including the delivery of new schemes to boost walking and cycling. The Surface Transport Infrastructure Construction Framework runs for six years from April […]

Supreme Court rules Uber drivers are “workers”

Uber has been told it must classify its drivers as workers rather than self-employed, completely changing the ride-hailing app’s business model. The Supreme Court decision means tens of thousands of Uber drivers are set to be entitled to minimum wage and holiday pay. The BBC reports that the ruling could leave Uber facing a hefty […]

Lincolnshire faces £12.3m less funding for roads for the next financial year

Lincolnshire County Council is set to receive £12.3m less funding this financial year for its roads, compared to last. The county’s capital maintenance grant for 2020/21 was £51m, compared to £38.7m for 2021/22. This is a reduction of almost a quarter. Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “For such […]

Cheshire East Council gets £13 million for highways maintenance funding-a 29% reduction

Cheshire East Council has been allocated a total of £13 million from the government’s highways maintenance funding for next financial year, which includes £5.7 million for potholes. This represents a drop of nearly £4 million, which is a 23% reduction compared with the current year. Furthermore, between 2016/17 and 2019/20 the level of funding was […]

Kier to offer more apprenticeships in Northamptonshire

Kier is offering apprenticeships in Northamptonshire. It highways division held a series of virtual events last week to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. The events were held countrywide to explore the different career opportunities and paths a person can follow within the highways industry. Speaking about National Apprenticeship Week, Kier Highways talent, development and inclusion manager, […]

Dart Charge drivers discover accounts have been closed

It’s emerged almost 78,000 motorists who have accounts at the Dartford Crossing have had them automatically closed because they’ve not been used for 15 months. The website MoneySavingExpert.com is urging people to check if their account has been closed without realising, because if it has, they could be fined if they then use the crossing […]

New M9 junction gets planning permission

West Lothian Council has granted planning permission for a new junction on the M9 at Winchburgh. The Daily Record reports that the new intersection should give people of Winchburgh and the surrounding areas new connectivity with Edinburgh, Falkirk, Grangemouth, Stirling and Dunblane. The paper explains that the junction on the B8020 at Duntarvie will be […]


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