AS2015: Apprenticeship levy set at 0.5%

Three million apprenticeships will be funded by 2020 through the levy on all businesses with more than £3m payroll costs, prompting mixed responses from industry.

High point for City Place

The first building in Muse Developments’ new £100m business district for Chester has topped out.

Place North West Construction Leaders’ Survey 2015

Paul Unger

The results of the first Place North West Construction Leaders’ Survey, in association with Cowgill Holloway, show an industry full of confidence but worried about recruiting and retaining the right staff.

Delays to Chester Zoo Islands

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Chester Zoo has announced that part of its £40m 12-acre Islands development will not be ready in time for the public opening on Monday 13 July.

Pepper Street tops out

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

A topping out ceremony has been held to mark the highest point of construction at The Carlyle Group and Bride Hall's £8m restaurant scheme at Pepper Street in Chester. [GALLERY]