Construction and Engineering News

New loan scheme provides lifeline for construction and engineering businesses
March 2021

As part of a package of new measures to help kick-start the British economy, the Government has, this month, launched a new Recovery Loan Scheme.

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Pandemic creates widespread contract confusion – research finds
March 2021

Latest research has revealed widespread confusion across the construction sector, with clients and construction firms unsure who is liable for contract breaches as a result of the pandemic.

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Are your partnership or shareholder agreements up to date?
February 2021

If your construction or engineering business is run as a partnership or you have shareholders with a financial interest in your company, it is important to put in place a formal, legally binding agreement.

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Construction companies to face ‘intense scrutiny’ if they under-bid
February 2021

Construction companies have been warned that they will face “intense scrutiny” from the Government if they submit public sector bids which are felt to be “unrealistically low.

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Government confirms 12-month grace period for IR35 penalties
February 2021

New guidance published by the Government ahead of the implementation of off-payroll IR35 rules for the private sector has confirmed that penalties will be waived for the first 12 months of implementation.

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Palmers Solicitors – an important change in our company structure
February 2021

We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about a change in our company’s structure.

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COVID-19 business interruption insurance claims – your rights explained
January 2021

Following a landmark decision by the Supreme Court, many businesses in England and Wales could be due an insurance pay-out for loss of income and disruption as a result of the first COVID-19 lockdown.

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Construction industry leads the way in recruitment
January 2021

The construction industry is bucking the national trend and, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, is providing new opportunities for job hunters.

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Construction firms fined £15million for collusion which breached competition rules
January 2021

Two construction suppliers have been fined more than £15million after they were found to have broken competition law.

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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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