Transport Finance

End of EV grant 'could stifle take-up'

15/06/2022

Ministers have announced the end of the plug-in car grant to new orders, which it said was to allow £300m to be refocused towards extending grants for other plug-in vehicles.

Glasgow seeks cash for £475m active travel network

03/03/2022

Glasgow City Council has approved unfunded plans to build a City Network of active travel infrastructure priced at nearly half a billion pounds.

Government criticised for plug-in grant cut

16/12/2021

The Government is facing criticism for its decision to cut the plug-in car and van grant by up to £1,000 and change the eligibility criteria.

TfL warns of bridge and tunnel closures due to funding crisis

24/11/2021

Transport for London (TfL) has warned that London's transport assets, including bridges and tunnels, face closure due to the ongoing multi-billion funding crisis sparked by COVID.

Only politics holds us back on road user charging, MPs told

25/10/2021

The technology exists to deliver any system of road pricing that can be delivered politically, a transport policy expert has told MPs.

Treasury raises tax dilemma of EV take-up

21/10/2021

The biggest impact of the Government’s Net Zero Strategy will be from the loss of tax revenues from fossil fuels, particularly as drivers adopt electric vehicles, the Treasury has said.

£1bn TfL bailout as Khan builds bridges

01/06/2021

The Government and London mayor Sadiq Khan have agreed a new £1.08bn funding package to take Transport for London through to December but ministers have insisted on reforms and savings that Mr Khan has said are unlikely to be deliverable.

NIC calls for 'priority cities' to be given £30bn by 2040

18/02/2021

The Government should identify 'priority cities' and set aside £30bn for a pipeline of infrastructure projects by 2040 as part of an expansion of devolution, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has urged.

Herefordshire ditches £250m road schemes

03/02/2021

Herefordshire County Council has scrapped plans for two major roadbuilding schemes near Hereford, citing the climate emergency and the need to decarbonise transport.

Non-residents face levy in London VED row

16/12/2020

London mayor Sadiq Khan has threatened to introduce a charge of £3.50 a day for drivers coming into the capital if ministers do not 'play fair' over Vehicle Excise Duty.

Cardiff moots congestion charge to help fund £2bn transport plan

21/01/2020

Non-residents could be charged £2 a day to drive into Cardiff after the city council unveiled a £2bn vision to transform the transport network in the city and South East Wales.

Interserve subcontractors 'won't lose out from administration'

22/03/2019

Interserve’s subcontractors will not be affected by its ‘pre-pack administration' last week, a minister has told MPs.

Infrastructure review seeks better private finance model

19/03/2019

The Government has published a consultation on how best to support private investment in infrastructure, including an alternative to PFI.

Kier announces new chief executive

19/03/2019

Kier Group plc has announced the appointment of Andrew Davies as its chief executive from 15 April 2019.

MPs want clarity over Stonehenge tunnel and Lower Thames Crossing

27/02/2019

MPs have called for clarity over funding for two major road projects after the Government confirmed that the schemes ‘sit outside’ the second Road Investment Strategy.

Ministers hail taxi charge point cash

06/02/2019

The government has awarded more than £6m to support ultra-low emission taxis across the country, with a further £14m in support for hydrogen refuelling.

Future of Infrastructure survey: Does the public decide?

28/01/2019

Future transport projects in London could be undermined if politicians fail to engage with the public, a major infrastructure firm has warned in the wake of the Crossrail debacle.

No consequences for councils as they miss pollution deadlines

10/01/2019

Ministers have given two key cities more time to draw up plans to tackle air pollution from road vehicles, despite warnings of ‘serious consequences’ after both missed earlier deadlines.

Govt accused of failing on road safety in £75m row

06/12/2018

Labour’s shadow roads minister has accused the Government of a record of failure on road safety in the ongoing row over the unspent £75m for improvements to local roads.

£25bn for RIS2 but PFI ban could cost Highways England

29/10/2018

The chancellor has announced £25bn for the second Road Investment Strategy, although a large chunk of this may now be needed to pay for two Highways England projects costing over £8bn after Philip Hammond banned new PFI schemes.

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Project Manager

£32,798 to £38,553
The post holder will be required to undertake all project management duties necessary to deliver those essential activities. Torfaen (Tor-faen)
Recruiter: Torfaen County Borough Council

Parking Team Leader

£28,226 - £29,174
We have an opportunity for a Parking Team Leader to join our team in West Cumbria. Cumbria
Recruiter: Cumbria County Council

Recycling Monitoring Officer

£27,009 - £31,155
Turn your environmental passion into practical action. Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recruiter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Engineer (Highways)

£37,491 - £44,598
To provide operational delivery of a range of specialist professional and technical services for the Highways Group. Tower Hamlets, London (Greater)
Recruiter: Tower Hamlets London Borough Council

Senior Engineer (Assets and Design) – Assets

£36,371 - £38,553
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Engineer (Asset and Design) to join our Highway Asset and Design team. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Assistant Director of Highways and Engineering

to £85,239
Imagine a diverse town full of contrasts, a strong identity and residents who are proud to call it home. Bolton, Greater Manchester
Recruiter: Bolton Council

Assistant Engineer (Assets and Design)

£25,419 - £30,984
We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Engineer (Asset and Design) to join our Highway Asset and Design team. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Senior Engineer (Assets and Design) – Structures

£36,371 - £38,553
We are seeking to recruit a Chartered Structural Engineer to join our Highway Asset and Design team on a permanent, full-time basis. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Senior Engineer (Highways Development Control)

£36,371 - £38,553
We are looking to recruit a highly-motivated, creative and innovative and suitably qualified or experienced Senior Engineer. Aberaeron, Ceredigion (Sir Ceredigion)
Recruiter: Ceredigion County Council

Senior Engineer

£35,336 to £41,591
The successful applicant should hold a degree or equivalent in a technical/engineering subject and have 5 years’ experience. Newbury, Berkshire
Recruiter: West Berkshire Council

Transport Strategy Officers

£33702 - £35432 per annum + generous pension, agile working + more
The Transport Strategy team at Buckinghamshire council is recruiting to 4 exciting new roles, focusing on our priorities to encourage people to travel England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
Recruiter: Buckinghamshire Council

Specialist Heavy Plant Operator

£22,571 - £24,920
This new opportunity/position is to work within both the Northumberland County Council SE Maintenance. Northumberland
Recruiter: Northumberland County Council

Network Coordination Assistant

£19,650 - £20,043
This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Network Management team within the Highways service. Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Recruiter: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Development and Flood Risk Officer

£28,373
Essex is committed to enabling inclusive economic growth. Essex (Anywhere Worker)
Recruiter: Essex County Council

Waste Management Operative

£20,468
Leicestershire County Councils, Contracts and Haulage Team are looking to recruit a Waste Management Operator to join the team. Leicestershire
Recruiter: Leicestershire County Council

Waste Transfer Station Plant Operative

£20,807
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Waste Management Delivery Service. Leicestershire
Recruiter: Leicestershire County Council

Contract Management Officer

£22,571 - £32,798
Cambridgeshire County Council is seeking to appoint a Contract Management Officer into the Highways Contracts and Commissioning Team. Various places - working out of office base
Recruiter: Cambridgeshire County Council

Waste Management Supervisor

£24,283.58 - £26,812.09
The role will be responsible for supervising the Waste Transfer Station and Internal Haulage operation. Leicestershire
Recruiter: Leicestershire County Council

Project Engineer

£25,418 to £36,370
We are looking for Project Engineers to join our teams in Brompton-on-Swale, Richmond and Boroughbridge. Boroughbridge, York
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

Project Engineer – Electrical

£33,486-£36,370
We are looking for a Project Engineer – Electrical to join our Electrical Engineering Team. Leeming Bar, Northallerton (Hybrid Working)
Recruiter: North Yorkshire County Council

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