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.)
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A subsidiary of UK housing contractor Willmott Dixon has been ordered to pay close to £1.5 million in fines and costs after residents were exposed to carbon monoxide (CO) fumes.
A major contractor, at the centre of a long running dispute with a local authority, is allegedly refusing to pay millions in compensation, despite an Appeal Court decision and the latest judgment from the Technology and Construction Court against them.
An online trader, who fraudulently manufactured and sold fake construction industry skill cards, has been jailed for more than three years.
Appeal court caps contractor’s liabilities
In a landmark ruling, appeal court judges have capped a design consultant’s liabilities, following a 17-year-long dispute over a defective car park.
What happens if my customers are not paying me?
The UK is suffering from a so-called ‘late payments crisis’, with recent research suggesting that, on average, only 52 per cent of invoices issued by small construction firms and self-employed contractors are paid on time.
Construction businesses of all shapes and sizes need to ensure that they are acting in accordance with appropriate health and safety laws at all times.
A new report, which reveals that the value of construction disputes in the UK has remained largely unchanged, has raised questions about the sector’s willingness to learn from its mistakes.