Construction and Engineering News

Construction and Engineering News

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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Dispute over multi-million pound dream home reaches the High Court
June 2018

A protracted multi-million pound dispute between the owners of a self-build home and their project manager and quantity surveyor, has been heard in the High Court.

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Essex firm fined after worker is crushed by dumper truck
May 2018

A groundworks company has been fined following a site incident which resulted in a worker suffering serious injuries.

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Are drones the future on construction sites?
May 2018

Construction and engineering firms could soon see new technology become commonplace on-site, including 3D printed walls, self-assembled floating buildings and even deliveries via drones.

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What happens if …… I want to sell my business?
May 2018

At some point or another, a time will come whereby a business owner will wish to sell or dispose of their construction or engineering business. However, whether moving on to pastures new or simply looking to cease trading completely, the business sale process poses a number of challenges – which is why it is wise to seek specialist advice.

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Construction firm prosecuted after repeatedly ignoring HSE warnings
April 2018

A contractor has been prosecuted after ignoring repeated warnings from Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors to improve working standards on its construction sites.

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Could flexible working in the construction industry create a more diverse pool of talent?

A new trial hopes to prove that the construction sector can successfully adopt flexible working arrangements for site-based roles. According ...
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Government announces plans to strengthen construction safety regulations

The Government has confirmed that it intends to press ahead with a raft of new legislation designed to improve building ...
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2020 a decisive year for digitisation in the construction industry – new report claims

A new report claims that the construction industry is on the verge of a major digital transformation opportunity. According to ...
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Construction firm fined after worker killed by excavator

A construction company has been fined and one of its employees sentenced after a worker was struck by an excavator ...
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Mental health concerns amongst workers at UK’s largest construction site revealed

A construction union has revealed concerns about the mental health of construction workers at Hinkley Point nuclear power station, the ...
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Company Directors to be held accountable for late payments

The Government has confirmed that it will fine businesses who persistently fail to pay suppliers on time and has said ...
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