Construction and Engineering News

Government told New Building Safety Bill requires improvement
December 2020

A cross party committee of MPs has told the Government that it new Building Safety Bill does not go into sufficient detail and fails to protect the interests of leaseholders.

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Architect fined for providing inaccurate certificate
December 2020

An architect has been fined £2,500 by the Architects Registration Board’s Professional Conduct Committee after he entered the wrong dates on a certificate.

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Construction businesses can now apply for a Bounce Back Loan top-up
December 2020

Construction businesses can now apply to top up their Bounce Back Loan (BBL) if they originally borrowed less than the maximum amount they are entitled to, it has been confirmed.

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Construction firms may be entitled to insurance pay-out after important judgment
October 2020

A new judgment at the High Court has clarified that policyholders denied business interruption (BI) insurance claims due to COVID-19 may be due compensation.

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A failure to follow redundancy rules could cost construction and engineering firms dearly
October 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – which had paid furloughed workers 80 per cent of their salary, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month – comes to an end on 31 October.

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Construction industry awaits results of Prompt Payment Code consultation
October 2020

Businesses operating in the construction and engineering sector are awaiting the outcome of a Government consultation, which is proposing stricter payment rules.

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Companies House resumes strike off process
September 2020

Companies House has resumed the voluntary strike off process, meaning that any construction or engineering business which had applied to be struck off prior to the Covid-19 pandemic will be removed from the official company register, starting this month.

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Government increases fines for failing to self-isolate and reinstates work from home advice
September 2020

The Prime Minister has reinstated the advice for people to work from home if they can, following an increase in the incidence of Coronavirus in recent weeks.

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Tender prices predicted to fall in 2021
September 2020

A global consultancy and construction firm has said it expects tender prices to fall in the next 12 months, as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Latest ruling demonstrates effectiveness of adjudications in preserving cashflow
July 2020

The lack of a valid order for payment does not prevent the enforcement of an adjudication decision by the TCC.

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