Construction and Engineering News

Fraudster who sold fake construction cards is jailed
October 2018

An online trader, who fraudulently manufactured and sold fake construction industry skill cards, has been jailed for more than three years.

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Appeal court caps contractor’s liabilities
October 2018

In a landmark ruling, appeal court judges have capped a design consultant’s liabilities, following a 17-year-long dispute over a defective car park.

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What happens if my customers are not paying me?
October 2018

The UK is suffering from a so-called ‘late payments crisis’, with recent research suggesting that, on average, only 52 per cent of invoices issued by small construction firms and self-employed contractors are paid on time.

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What happens if my construction business does not comply with health & safety rules?
September 2018

Construction businesses of all shapes and sizes need to ensure that they are acting in accordance with appropriate health and safety laws at all times.

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Report suggests construction industry is failing to learn from its mistakes
September 2018

A new report, which reveals that the value of construction disputes in the UK has remained largely unchanged, has raised questions about the sector’s willingness to learn from its mistakes.

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Could construction companies appeal illegal worker penalties?
September 2018

Construction business owners who have received fines for breaching immigration rules, are being advised to seek urgent legal advice to check whether there may be grounds for an appeal.

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Palmers celebrates 35th anniversary
August 2018

Palmers has reached another milestone – celebrating the 35th anniversary of our founding this month.

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HSE investigation leads to fines for construction firm and its director
August 2018

A construction firm – along with its director have both received fines after failing to protect its workers from the risk of falling from height.

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Smash and grab – contractor takes law into his own hands after non-payment dispute
August 2018

A contractor who claimed he had not been paid for the work he had done on a residential development, decided to take the law into his own hands by demolishing five newly built homes with a digger.

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Vigilance urged as fraudsters fake security measures to access bank accounts
July 2018

Construction business owners and individuals are being encouraged to redouble their vigilance as fraudsters fake security measures in order to gain the information needed to access and drain bank accounts of funds.

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