Construction and Engineering News

Construction and Engineering News

Property developers and landlords urged to seek SDLT rebate advice
July 2019

Property developers and landlords in the UK could be due stamp duty rebates on additional homes following a recent tax tribunal verdict.

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Join us at our FREE Employment Law Update
May 2019

Your employees are a key asset, with the potential to take your business to the next level, but employment disputes are also a significant risk to any business, meaning employers need to be aware of all the latest legal developments.

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Essex construction contractor fined after concrete pumping equipment kills worker
May 2019

An Essex-based construction company was fined following a fatal incident involving concrete pumping equipment, which malfunctioned during an upgrade project at the Port of Felixstowe.

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Major contractors are warned late payments could lead to lost contracts
May 2019

Major construction contractors are being warned that they could lose out on valuable Government contracts if they continue to ignore late payment rules.

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What happens if I want to pursue a merger or acquisition?
April 2019

Pursuing a merger or an acquisition is one of the most effective ways your company can grow quickly. You may even be able to add considerable revenue, literally overnight, by ‘taking over’ another business.

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Thousands of workers to receive payslip for first time under new laws
April 2019

More than 300,000 casual construction workers will be getting a payslip for the first time this month under new rules that have now come into effect.

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Court rules against attempt to block adjudication proceedings
April 2019

Palmers’ construction law team successfully fought off an attempt to block on-going adjudication proceedings.

New plug in software aims to improve BIM for entire construction sector
March 2019

Construction giant, Balfour Beatty, has partnered with Leeds Beckett University, White Frog Publishing and Coventry University, to help construction firms overcome the challenges of adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology.

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Business bodies call for fair division of public sector contracts after collapse of Interserve
March 2019

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.

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Essex company prosecuted after cleaning solvent fire put workers at risk
February 2019

Employees at an Essex company were placed at serious risk after a flammable cleaning solvent caught fire.

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Construction businesses can now apply for a Bounce Back Loan top-up

Construction businesses can now apply to top up their Bounce Back Loan (BBL) if they originally borrowed less than the ...
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Construction firms may be entitled to insurance pay-out after important judgment

A new judgment at the High Court has clarified that policyholders denied business interruption (BI) insurance claims due to COVID-19 ...
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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 ...
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Construction industry awaits results of Prompt Payment Code consultation

Businesses operating in the construction and engineering sector are awaiting the outcome of a Government consultation, which is proposing stricter ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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