Construction and Engineering News

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.

New plug in software aims to improve BIM for entire construction sector
March 2019

Construction giant, Balfour Beatty, has partnered with Leeds Beckett University, White Frog Publishing and Coventry University, to help construction firms overcome the challenges of adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology.

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Business bodies call for fair division of public sector contracts after collapse of Interserve
March 2019

The collapse of outsourcing giant Interserve highlights the dangers of relying on very few companies to take on the biggest public sector contracts, a business body has warned.

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Palmers launches construction adjudication service
March 2019

Palmers Solicitors is launching an adjudication service for the construction sector to help businesses working in the sector to assist them in resolving contractual disputes without going to court.

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Essex company prosecuted after cleaning solvent fire put workers at risk
February 2019

Employees at an Essex company were placed at serious risk after a flammable cleaning solvent caught fire.

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Late payers to be flagged up to businesses under new proposals
February 2019

The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, has recommended a new “traffic light” system that will warn smaller firms which businesses have a consistent record of late payment and those most likely to request longer payment terms.

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Multimillion construction deal agreed for Tilbury2 port terminal
February 2019

The Secretary of State for Transport has approved a major £20million expansion of the Port of Tilbury.

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