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Infrastructure Market Update: February 2022

Fairness, Inclusion & Respect, Infrastructure

Published 25th Jan 22 - by rosiewatts

Top stories

Work to safefguard HS2’s eastern branch route to continue, minster confirms

Work to protect land that would be required to build the HS2 branch to Leeds is ongoing despite the government confirming it would not be continuing with the route in full.

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Firms gear up to bid for Scape’s £4bn civils frameworks

Scape has unveiled plans for two civil engineering frameworks worth a combined £4bn – almost twice the value of its current deals.

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Sizewell C decision could be delayed after minister agrees extension

The government’s decision over whether a new nuclear reactor on the Suffolk coast will be built, could be delayed.The announcement on Sizewell C should be made in April, but an expert team has asked for a six-week extension to prepare a report.


February’s Featured Topic: Fairness, Inclusion and Respect

The Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) programme is an industry-wide initiative that aims to make workplaces better for everyone. Promoting a culture of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect brings many business benefits to the companies that work to achieve it.

Start your learning on the topic of Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) with the handpicked resources below:

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy Template

A document to assist small businesses in writing their EDI policy.

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CIPD Good Work Index

The CIPD Good Work Index provides an annual snapshot of job quality in the UK, giving insight to drive improvement to working lives. Measures of GDP and employment rates are important, but we also need to understand whether the jobs we have are good or poor and how they can be improved.

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Developing A Diversity Communication Strategy

Communication is Vital. This weblink looks at communication, ensuring that it is inclusive, it’s diverse and that you’re thinking about people.

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Exploiting Digital in FM Conference

Active Plan, Hexagon, Sunbelt Rentals, UWS

Join us on the 22nd February from 10:00am -12:00pm on Zoom Webinars at our Exploiting Digital in FM Conference. This session will examine how digital data and technologies are helping Real Estate to become more safe, productive and sustainable.

Speakers Include: Active PlanHexagonSunbelt Rentals andUniversity of West Scotland & Conexa

By attending this session you will:

  • Hear from experts about the importance of good quality data in the aftermath of Grenfell
  • Understand how to simulate maintenance and safety procedures in the buildings you manage or supply to
  • Recognise what tools and innovations are ‘just around the corner’
  • Learn how to quantify the benefits and risks of digital innovations