Supply chains have been a key talking point over the last year and their opaqueness means that it is often difficult to understand or see the risks and the potential bottlenecks. This week, supply chains are under intense focus with retailers and suppliers awaiting stock which is held in a traffic jam in the Suez canal. Quite rightly, many have been questioning the appropriateness of just-in-time business as well as trying to make the process clearer (as have we, in our latest Market Report).
It is disappointing to see that the government has cancelled the extension to the Green Homes Grant. In addition to the financial impacts for contractors, it will no doubt inhibit the UK’s sustainability aspiration and commitments if the energy efficiency of the UK’s existing building stock – particularly residential buildings – is not improved.