Construction and Engineering News

Mental health concerns amongst workers at UK’s largest construction site revealed
September 2019

A construction union has revealed concerns about the mental health of construction workers at Hinkley Point nuclear power station, the UK’s largest construction project.

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Company Directors to be held accountable for late payments
July 2019

The Government has confirmed that it will fine businesses who persistently fail to pay suppliers on time and has said company directors will be held responsible for late payments.

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Major construction and engineering project for the South East to invite tenders
July 2019

£2.6 billion of construction and engineer projects will soon be available for tender, following the release of outline details by Thames Water.

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Property developers and landlords urged to seek SDLT rebate advice
July 2019

Property developers and landlords in the UK could be due stamp duty rebates on additional homes following a recent tax tribunal verdict.

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Join us at our FREE Employment Law Update
May 2019

Your employees are a key asset, with the potential to take your business to the next level, but employment disputes are also a significant risk to any business, meaning employers need to be aware of all the latest legal developments.

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Essex construction contractor fined after concrete pumping equipment kills worker
May 2019

An Essex-based construction company was fined following a fatal incident involving concrete pumping equipment, which malfunctioned during an upgrade project at the Port of Felixstowe.

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Major contractors are warned late payments could lead to lost contracts
May 2019

Major construction contractors are being warned that they could lose out on valuable Government contracts if they continue to ignore late payment rules.

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What happens if I want to pursue a merger or acquisition?
April 2019

Pursuing a merger or an acquisition is one of the most effective ways your company can grow quickly. You may even be able to add considerable revenue, literally overnight, by ‘taking over’ another business.

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Thousands of workers to receive payslip for first time under new laws
April 2019

More than 300,000 casual construction workers will be getting a payslip for the first time this month under new rules that have now come into effect.

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Court rules against attempt to block adjudication proceedings
April 2019

Palmers’ construction law team successfully fought off an attempt to block on-going adjudication proceedings.