Construction and Engineering News

Engineering firm found guilty of failing to protect its workers
December 2018

An engineering firm has pleaded guilty to health and safety breaches after an employee suffered a serious head injury whilst assembling a steel frame.

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Drainage suppliers provisionally found guilty of operating a cartel
December 2018

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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‘Tis the season – come and join in our festive events
November 2018

The countdown to Christmas has already begun and we invite you to join us at one of our festive events.

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Housing contractor fined £1.25 million for exposing residents to carbon monoxide
November 2018

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.

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Contractor allegedly refuses to pay compensation despite losing appeal
November 2018

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.

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Fraudster who sold fake construction cards is jailed
October 2018

An online trader, who fraudulently manufactured and sold fake construction industry skill cards, has been jailed for more than three years.

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Appeal court caps contractor’s liabilities
October 2018

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.

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What happens if my customers are not paying me?
October 2018

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.

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What happens if my construction business does not comply with health & safety rules?
September 2018

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.

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Report suggests construction industry is failing to learn from its mistakes
September 2018

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.

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