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02 Sep
2017

NJUG response to DfT lane rental consultation

The National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) has today responded to the Department for Transport’s proposals and consultation on lane rental schemes (published 2nd September). NJUG Chief Executive Bob Gallienne: “Utilities companies are delivering the infrastructure that the UK needs to drive up productivity, create economic growth and deliver on government’s priorities such as broadband and […]

11 Aug
2017

Registration Open for NJUG Annual Conference

Registration is now open for the NJUG Annual Conference on the 17th October in Birmingham. To register for a ticket, please RSVP to our Eventbrite for the conference here. We are excited to be hosting our Annual Conference at Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham this year with a full day featuring keynote speeches from high profile political guests, speakers […]

19 Jul
2017

NJUG Awards 2017 – Announcing the Categories

We are proud to announce that submissions for the NJUG Awards 2017 are now open! The award categories and criteria can be found here, and the award submission form can be downloaded here. All submissions should be sent to our awards email address and the deadline for submissions will be Friday 29th September 2017. For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact […]

04 May
2017

NJUG Responds to government Housing White Paper

NJUG has responded to the government’s housing white paper: Fixing our Broken Housing Market. The paper contains recommendations that government review the coordination of housing development and utilities. NJUG’s response makes the general point that utilities need a supportive regulatory and cost environment to deliver the government’s programme by investing in UK infrastructure. In addition, some of […]

21 Apr
2017

NJUG responds to government consultations

NJUG has responded to government consultations on: The Modern Industrial Strategy Green Paper Defra’s Strategic Policy Statement to Ofwat 2017 The responses were used to highlight the value of street works to the UK economy, and the role they play in delivering key infrastructure.

01 Apr
2017

New Board Members and Company Secretary

NJUG is very pleased to announce that Steve Fraser, Managing Director of United Utilities, and Richard Walsh, Public Affairs Manager, National Grid Gas Distribution, have joined the NJUG Board. In addition, Tom Ward of Oliver Legal, has been appointed as Company Secretary.

20 Feb
2017

NJUG Associates Director talks innovation and collaboration

Anita Solanki recently delivered a presentation through her role as NJUG Associates Director at an event organised by Westminster Briefing. The event focused on Local Authority Highways Maintenance: Delivering Cost-Effective Improvements. The event which took place on 15 February had attendees from several councils around England and Managing Directors from Supply Chain partners. Anita’s presentation […]

14 Feb
2017

Training and accreditation group

By Steve Burley, from Anglian Water, and Robert Hudlestone, from Network Rail, HAUC(UK) Training and Accreditation Working Group Chairs The Training and Accreditation working Group (TAG) is undertaking a large amount of work at the moment and you may be interested to hear of its current activities. The group had anecdotal feedback about issues with the current set-up of the street works training and […]

26 Jan
2017

NJUG Awards 2016: Case Studies

NJUG Awards Case Studies The NJUG Awards are held annually at the House of Commons, and have become a fixture in the utility street works and Parliamentary calendars. The Awards showcase examples of industry innovation with the aim of driving up standards and reducing disruption. There are seven categories at the NJUG Awards that are […]

17 Nov
2016

NJUG Awards 2016 winners announced in Parliament

NJUG Awards 2016 winners announced in Parliament sponsored by   The winners were unveiled on the 16th November at the 2016 NJUG Awards ceremony held in Parliament. The event was hosted by the Chair of the House of Commons Transport Select Committee Louise Ellman MP, with Andrew Jones MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at […]

18 Oct
2016

NJUG Awards 2016 – Shortlist

  After careful deliberation, the independent judges have announced the shortlist for the 2016 NJUG Awards:     Safety  Morrison Utility Services – Tackling Lone Worker Dangers in Street Works. Balfour Beatty/South West Water Delivery Alliance – Sight Specific Initiative. Avoiding Damage to Underground Assets  LinesearchbeforeUdig – Increasing the accessibility and visibility of utility assets […]

25 Jul
2016

2016 NJUG Awards Submission Form

The NJUG Awards are being held this year on Wednesday 16th November 2016 in the Members’ Dining Room in the House of Commons from 4.30pm – 6.30pm. The NJUG Awards have become a fixture in the utility street works and Parliamentary calendars and will once again showcase examples of industry innovation and best practice, with the […]

28 Nov
2014

NJUG launches revised Vision for Street Works

The National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG) published their revised NJUG Vision for Street Works at their seventh annual Awards in Parliament last week, which saw speeches from Transport Minister Robert Goodwill MP and Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee. The revised Vision updates NJUG’s 2010 Vision for Street Works and sharpens NJUG’s […]

04 Apr
2014

NJUG Delivering the Vision Day – 14th May 2014

      NJUG’s latest event “Delivering the Vision Day” was held on 14th May 2014 at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.   This NEW one day event was designed for Senior Directors, Operations and Procurement Personnel from Utility and Contractor companies with an interest in innovation in all aspects of street and […]

12 Feb
2014

NJUG welcomes the LGA’s “What Good Looks Like” document

NJUG has worked closely with the Local Government Association and Joint Authority Group (JAG(UK)) colleagues, Transport for London, the British Chambers of Commerce and the Association of Convenience Stores to develop this joint-pledge, which is based on five key principles – co-operation; communication; quality; safety and impact reduction

10 Dec
2013

Delivering for Customers and You – NJUG The Story So Far

I am delighted to be introducing this Update “Delivering for Customers and You – NJUG The Story So Far”, which is designed to show you how collectively NJUG’s members – utility companies, their contractors and affiliates – are working hard to deliver safe, reliable and secure gas, water, electricity and communications services, whilst continually improving standards and minimising the disruption which can arise from these essential works.

28 Mar
2013

NJUG London Street Works Forum 2013

The NJUG London Street Works Forum, ‘Rise to the Challenge of the Mayor of London to Raise the Standard of Street Works and Reduce Congestion & Disruption’, kindly sponsored by Enzen Global Ltd, UK Power Networks and Mayrise Ltd, took place on Thursday 28th March 2013 at the Tower of London. The event was well […]

19 Mar
2013

NJUG at EUA Utility Street Works Seminar

On Tuesday 19th March NJUG attended the Energy & Utilities Alliance (EUA) Utility Street Works Seminar 2013. It was an informative and well-attended conference with some interesting speakers and exhibitors. Les Guest, CEO of NJUG presented the challenges and successes of utilities street works, highlighting improved NJUG performance data on overstay charges, first time reinstatements […]

14 Mar
2013

Asphalt Industry Alliance 2013 Survey on Road Conditions

Research carried out by YouGov for the Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has discovered that badly maintained local roads are costing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) £5 billion a year in wasted staff time, production delays, increased fuel consumption and vehicle damage repairs. 60% of survey respondents said the condition of local roads had deteriorated over […]

14 Mar
2013

DfT response to Consultation on Deregulation of Street Works Qualifications

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its official response to the Government’s Red Tape Challenge consultation on the Deregulation of Street Works Qualifications. Following concerns raised during the consultation process (which NJUG responded to), the government has decided not to proceed with proposals to remove the current requirement for street works operatives and supervisors […]

14 Mar
2013

LGA Summit- 14th March 2013

The LGA Summit took place on 14th March 2013. This summit was called by Councillor Peter Box, Chair of the Local Government Association (LGA) Economy and Transport Board following the publication of the LGA Report “Holes in Our Pockets – How Utility Works are Damaging Local Growth”. Invitations to the summit were sent to many […]

13 Mar
2013

DCMS Broadband Cabinets Consultation Response

NJUG has submitted its final response to the DCMS Broadband Cabinets Consultation. You can view NJUG’s response here.

13 Jan
2013

South East Permit Scheme Consultation Response

Please note that NJUG has submitted its final response to the South East Common Permit Scheme Consultation. Please follow this link to read the response in full.  

15 Nov
2012

2012 NJUG Awards Shortlist Announced

NJUG has announced its shortlist for the forthcoming NJUG Awards, which takes place in the Houses of Parliament on 20th November 2012. Click here to read the press release.

15 Nov
2012

Morrison Utility Services Sign Up to the Code

Morrison Utility Services are the latest NJUG member to sign up to the HAUC(UK) Code of Conduct.  

15 Nov
2012

Greater Manchester Permit Scheme Approved

Greater Manchester Permit Scheme is latest scheme to be approved by Transport Minister Norman Baker MP. Click here to view the DfT’s press release

15 Nov
2012

Scotland Consultations

The following consultation exercises have been launched on the 13th July 2012 on the Transport Scotland website: Specification for the Reinstatement of Openings in Roads – June 2012 Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Works in Roads – June 2012 

15 Nov
2012

NJUG Launches the 2012 NJUG Awards!

The NJUG 2012 Awards has now been launched and is open for entries! Click here to read more and to download an entry form. Click here to view the press release launching the Awards.

15 Nov
2012

Transport Minister, Norman Baker, Confirmed to Speak at NJUG Awards 2012

Full details of this year’s NJUG Awards will be available soon.  

15 Nov
2012

DfT Announces Further Approved Permit Schemes in the East of England

A link to the DfT’s press release, which includes a quote from Transport Minister Norman Baker MP, can be found here.

15 Nov
2012

Transport for London introduces lane rental scheme

London has become the first city in the UK to charge utility companies for the amount of time that they dig up the Capital’s busiest roads. Click here  to view TfL’s press release.

15 Nov
2012

The Yorkshire Common Permit Scheme goes live

The Yorkshire Common Permit Scheme went live on June 12th 2012. Click here.

15 Nov
2012

J. Murphy & Sons Ltd sign up to the HAUC(UK) Code of Conduct

J. Murphy & Sons Ltd have signed up to the HAUC(UK) Code of Conduct Click here  to view there sign up letter.

15 Nov
2012

May Gurney sign up to the HAUC(UK) Code of Conduct

May Gurney are the latest NJUG member to sign up to the HAUC(UK) Code of Conduct. Click here to view their sign up letter

15 Nov
2012

DfT Announces Increase in S74 Charges

The DfT has annouced that it plans to increase the charges that utilities pay for overruning works. Click here to view DfT announcement Click here to view NJUG press release

15 Nov
2012

DfT Releases Consultation on Street Works Qualifications

Following the Government’s Red Tape Challenge, the DfT is now consulting on the proposed revocation of the Training and Accreditation regulations Click here to view the consultation

15 Nov
2012

HAUC(UK) Good Practice Guide to Implementing a Structured Coring Programme

Please note that HAUC(UK) have now published a Good Practice Guide to Implementing a Structured Coring Programme.  Click here to view the document in full

15 Nov
2012

HAUC(UK) Code of Conduct Sign Up

National Grid are the latest NJUG member to sign up to the HAUC(UK) Code of Conduct.  

10 Oct
2012

Scottish Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Works in Roads

Following the consultation undertaken by Transport Scotland, to which NJUG responded, revisions were made to the Scottish Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Works in Roads. The final version has now been published on the Commissioner’s website. The Code of Practice will also be published by Transport Scotland, along with the Consultation Report, on […]