Construction and Engineering News

Call for three million new social homes to be built over next two decades
August 2021

A new report has called on the Government to support the building of three million new social homes over the next 20 years.

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Right to work checks: what you need to know
August 2021

The Government is urging construction firms and sub-contractors should check that employees from the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) have been granted the right to work in the UK.

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New permitted development rules could change the high street
August 2021

At the start of August 2021 new rules came into place via permitted development rights that allow cafes, shops, restaurants and gyms to be turned into residential developments.

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Smaller house builders report further site delays due to ongoing material shortages
July 2021

Many smaller regional house builders are continuing to be hit with construction delays as the continuing materials shortage shows no sign of easing.

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Construction sector hit by ‘pingdemic’
July 2021

The so-called ‘pingdemic’, where workers are being told to isolate after being ‘pinged’ by the NHS COVID-19 app, is having a significant effect on the construction industry’s workforce.

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NHBC reports new home registrations at highest in 14 years
July 2021

Latest figures from the National House Building Council (NHBC) have revealed new home registrations have reached a 14-year high.

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Continuing materials shortages responsible for construction development delays
June 2021

The construction sector is battling to keep new developments on track in the face of escalating prices and the unprecedented scarcity of materials.

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New employment watchdog to protect rights of UK workers
June 2021

A powerful new workers’ watchdog is to be created to protect the rights of employees in the UK.

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Construction businesses most likely to face litigation as claims soar
June 2021

A new study has revealed that around two-thirds of businesses expect litigation claims to remain at a high level or to increase this year, with 56 per cent having faced accusations of unlawful behaviour in the last five years.

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Crackdown on rogue directors sees legal loophole closed
May 2021

Directors who dissolve companies and leave creditors “out of pocket” may be disqualified for up to 15 years under new legislation, it has been announced.

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