Construction Loony Manifesto?

Today’s the day that the major political parties issued their manifesto’s for the forthcoming election, so what would we want in Construction?

Here are some thoughts of my own:

  1. Get serious about CO2 reductions in existing properties, and give some incentives to the general public to make us do it
  2. Reduce VAT on conversions/alterations to domestic work to 5%
  3. Keep the momentum going in the Building Schools for the Future programme, don’t cut back
  4. Cut regulations for private house building, give some relaxation to section 106 agreements and allow some flexibility for what a local authority really needs
  5. Get serious about our energy infrastructure, gas and oil will run out eventually make use of the great intellectual talent that the UK has to offer and look at the alternatives available. We need to generate more power now. We need a joined up strategy and policy.
  6. Get tough with companies that pay late, give SME’s some real power, stop letting big companies use little companies as another source of funding.
  7. Stop developing Heathrow and build a new London airport in the Thames estuary
  8. Build the high speed rail link from London to Scotland
  9. Bring in decent transparent reform within the banking sector that we all understand, that enables banks to lend sensibly to everyone
  10. Cut government waste

Now alternatively if you want something to make you smile take a look at the Monster Raving Loony Party Manifesto – there’s something in there for everyone!

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I’m now the Managing Director of Mynott Associates Limited my own specialist measurement business. I’ve been in the industry all of my life since I left school. My first job was with Bovis Construction as a management trainee where I trained to become a quantity surveyor. I’ve worked for contractors all through my career, I am FRICS, FCIOB and MCIHT qualified and act as an RICS assessor. I’m also a keen Arsenal supporter having followed them from a young boy

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