Construction and Engineering News

Construction and Engineering News

Late payers to be flagged up to businesses under new proposals
February 2019

The Small Business Commissioner, Paul Uppal, has recommended a new “traffic light” system that will warn smaller firms which businesses have a consistent record of late payment and those most likely to request longer payment terms.

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Multimillion construction deal agreed for Tilbury2 port terminal
February 2019

The Secretary of State for Transport has approved a major £20million expansion of the Port of Tilbury.

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Construction firms invited to tender for multi-million pound college expansion
January 2019

The search is on for contractors who wish to tender for a slice of a multi-million pound construction budget.

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HSE prosecutes scaffolding firm after worker is left disabled following fall
January 2019

A scaffolding firm has been prosecuted for failing to protect one of its workers who sustained life changing injuries following a fall from height.

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Another smash and grab as worker wrecks new hotel over pay dispute
January 2019

Another construction worker has made headlines after demolishing the front of a newly refurbished hotel, amidst claims that he has not been paid.

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The gift of giving helps local charities this Christmas
December 2018

In the build up to Christmas the team at Palmers have been hard at work fundraising for local charities.

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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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Tender prices predicted to fall in 2021

A global consultancy and construction firm has said it expects tender prices to fall in the next 12 months, as ...
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New work on HS2 signals new tender opportunities

HS2 is set to award at least £6billon of construction work, with at least 18 new projects up for tender ...
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Construction talent retention scheme goes live

The new Construction Talent Retention scheme, which went live in July, has seen more than 400 construction firms signing up ...
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Latest ruling demonstrates effectiveness of adjudications in preserving cashflow

The lack of a valid order for payment does not prevent the enforcement of an adjudication decision by the TCC ...
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Ground-breaking decision from the Supreme Court: Liquidators can adjudicate

Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation) (Appellant/Cross-Respondent) v Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd (Respondent/Cross-Appellant) [2020] UKSC 25 allowed Bresco’s appeal ...
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Adjudicating during the Covid-19 pandemic

The Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 (Construction Act 1996) introduced a statutory right for parties to a construction ...
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