Business bodies call for fair division of public sector contracts after collapse of Interserve
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.
Employees at an Essex company were placed at serious risk after a flammable cleaning solvent caught fire.
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.
The Secretary of State for Transport has approved a major £20million expansion of the Port of Tilbury.
The search is on for contractors who wish to tender for a slice of a multi-million pound construction budget.
A scaffolding firm has been prosecuted for failing to protect one of its workers who sustained life changing injuries following a fall from height.
Another construction worker has made headlines after demolishing the front of a newly refurbished hotel, amidst claims that he has not been paid.
In the build up to Christmas the team at Palmers have been hard at work fundraising for local charities.
An engineering firm has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches after an employee suffered a serious head injury whilst assembling a steel frame.
Two drainage product manufacturers, who were accused of price fixing, have admitted breaking competition laws following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA.)