The construction industry is bucking the national trend and, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, is providing new opportunities for job hunters.
Two construction suppliers have been fined more than £15million after they were found to have broken competition law.
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.
Architect fined for providing inaccurate certificate
An architect has been fined £2,500 by the Architects Registration Board’s Professional Conduct Committee after he entered the wrong dates on a certificate.
Construction businesses can now apply to top up their Bounce Back Loan (BBL) if they originally borrowed less than the maximum amount they are entitled to, it has been confirmed.
A new judgment at the High Court has clarified that policyholders denied business interruption (BI) insurance claims due to COVID-19 may be due compensation.
A failure to follow redundancy rules could cost construction and engineering firms dearly
The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – which had paid furloughed workers 80 per cent of their salary, up to a maximum of £2,500 per month – comes to an end on 31 October.
Businesses operating in the construction and engineering sector are awaiting the outcome of a Government consultation, which is proposing stricter payment rules.
Companies House resumes strike off process
Companies House has resumed the voluntary strike off process, meaning that any construction or engineering business which had applied to be struck off prior to the Covid-19 pandemic will be removed from the official company register, starting this month.
Government increases fines for failing to self-isolate and reinstates work from home advice
The Prime Minister has reinstated the advice for people to work from home if they can, following an increase in the incidence of Coronavirus in recent weeks.