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NCE's Review of the Year 2008 - June

NCE looks back on the year the banking world imploded, Heathrow Terminal 5 opened in chaos and Crossrail – described by former transport secretary Ruth Kelly as the biggest infrastructure project in the northern hemisphere – finally gained political approval and funding... June

Sir Michael Pitt placed local authorities, and more importantly local authority engineers, at the heart of his review of the 2007 summer floods. Pitt called for a revival in local government technical skills with much higher pay scales for public sector flood engineers, so that councils would be capable of commissioning and challenging expert advice.

The government finally responded to Pitt's report in December, taking on board virtually all of his points.

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