Construction and Engineering News

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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Could construction companies appeal illegal worker penalties?
September 2018

Construction business owners who have received fines for breaching immigration rules, are being advised to seek urgent legal advice to check whether there may be grounds for an appeal.

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Palmers celebrates 35th anniversary
August 2018

Palmers has reached another milestone – celebrating the 35th anniversary of our founding this month.

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HSE investigation leads to fines for construction firm and its director
August 2018

A construction firm – along with its director have both received fines after failing to protect its workers from the risk of falling from height.

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Smash and grab – contractor takes law into his own hands after non-payment dispute
August 2018

A contractor who claimed he had not been paid for the work he had done on a residential development, decided to take the law into his own hands by demolishing five newly built homes with a digger.

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Vigilance urged as fraudsters fake security measures to access bank accounts
July 2018

Construction business owners and individuals are being encouraged to redouble their vigilance as fraudsters fake security measures in order to gain the information needed to access and drain bank accounts of funds.

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Carillion workers take legal action in an attempt to reclaim redundancy pay
July 2018

A group of former Carillion construction workers have launched legal action against both their former employer and a Government department, following the alleged breach of redundancy rules.

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Government backs plans to help construction industry become digitally connected
July 2018

The Government has approved plans to help the construction industry become better digitally connected.

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Contractor unlawfully labelled ‘self-employed’ – Supreme Court rules
June 2018

A landmark case in the Supreme Court has found that a worker was unlawfully labelled as self-employed instead of as a worker for the company.

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Late payments for contractors worsening – new report suggests
June 2018

Contractors are reporting that delays in being paid are getting longer, according to a recent study, which looked at the finances of more than 7,500 construction firms.

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