Construction and Engineering News

Construction and Engineering News

Government plan would see late payers penalised with three-year ban
April 2018

The Government’s Cabinet office has put forward proposals to blacklist main contractors who pay their suppliers and sub-contractors late.

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Act now or your construction business could face a hefty GDPR fine
April 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is just a few weeks away – and fines for non-compliance are alarmingly high, which is why all businesses, including those operating in the construction and engineering sectors, need to act now to ensure they are fully compliant ahead of 25 May 2018.

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Construction firms invited to bid for Stansted Airport expansion work
March 2018

Contractors who hope to win a slice of a multimillion pound construction budget for phase 2 of Stansted Airport’s expansion, are being invited to a Suppliers Day event, in advance of a formal tendering process.

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Construction Company and housebuilder fined after site worker is run over
March 2018

A construction company and a housing developer were both prosecuted for health and safety failures after a site worker was struck by a telehandler.

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New energy efficiency regulations will affect landlords and developers
March 2018

Many businesses are unaware that, from April 2018, new laws come into force which set a new standard for minimum energy efficiency levels.

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Give your views on whether BIM is working for you
February 2018

A national survey is seeking the views of construction and engineering firms, to find out how the Government’s mandate – for collaborative 3D Business Information Modelling (BIM) on all publicly-funded projects – is working in practice.

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Two engineering companies in court for HSE offences
February 2018

Two engineering companies have recently been prosecuted for breaching health and safety regulations after two separate incidents – the first involving the death of a father of three and the second resulting in a worker’s leg being amputated.

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Carillion collapse likely to affect 30,000 firms
February 2018

The sudden and dramatic collapse of construction firm, Carillion, is sending shockwaves through the industry, amidst fears that the fortunes of up to 30,000 smaller sub-contractors and suppliers will also be affected.

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Construction workers seek compensation for blacklisting claims
December 2017

A fresh round of legal action has been launched following further allegations of construction worker ‘blacklisting.’

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Lessons for construction and engineering sectors following Weinstein scandal
December 2017

Following the scandal of sexual harassment allegations involving movie mogul, Harvey Weinstein, many other victims of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace have come forward to reveal their own stories of abuse.

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Major construction and engineering project for the South East to invite tenders

£2.6 billion of construction and engineer projects will soon be available for tender, following the release of outline details by ...
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Property developers and landlords urged to seek SDLT rebate advice

Property developers and landlords in the UK could be due stamp duty rebates on additional homes following a recent tax ...
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Join us at our FREE Employment Law Update

Your employees are a key asset, with the potential to take your business to the next level, but employment disputes ...
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Essex construction contractor fined after concrete pumping equipment kills worker

An Essex-based construction company was fined following a fatal incident involving concrete pumping equipment, which malfunctioned during an upgrade project ...
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Major contractors are warned late payments could lead to lost contracts

Major construction contractors are being warned that they could lose out on valuable Government contracts if they continue to ignore ...
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What happens if I want to pursue a merger or acquisition?

Pursuing a merger or an acquisition is one of the most effective ways your company can grow quickly. You may ...
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