Construction and Engineering News

Construction and Engineering News

Major construction and engineering project for the South East to invite tenders
July 2019

£2.6 billion of construction and engineer projects will soon be available for tender, following the release of outline details by Thames Water.

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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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COVID-19 business interruption insurance claims – your rights explained

Following a landmark decision by the Supreme Court, many businesses in England and Wales could be due an insurance pay-out ...
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Construction industry leads the way in recruitment

The construction industry is bucking the national trend and, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, is providing new opportunities ...
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Construction firms fined £15million for collusion which breached competition rules

Two construction suppliers have been fined more than £15million after they were found to have broken competition law. The case ...
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Government told New Building Safety Bill requires improvement

A cross party committee of MPs has told the Government that it new Building Safety Bill does not go into ...
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Architect fined for providing inaccurate certificate

An architect has been fined £2,500 by the Architects Registration Board’s Professional Conduct Committee after he entered the wrong dates ...
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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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