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Will NEC4 live up to expectations for the construction industry?

Contractors are set to benefit from a raft of changes expected in the impending NEC4 suite of contracts, including greater clarity when it comes to insurance. The latest versions of the NEC documents – NEC4 - are due to come into force later in June. It’s 12 years since NEC3 contracts were first published and [...]

2017-06-27T11:47:27+01:00June 1st, 2017|

UK Construction sector fatalities on the rise

UK construction industry safety in the spotlight as new figures reveal the sector accounts for almost a third of deaths in the workplaceUK Construction industry sector fatalities have increased to 43 during the year from April 2015-16 compared to 35  during the previous year.Generally, across all UK industries, there were 144 fatalities April 2015-16. Provisional [...]

2017-02-22T12:54:43+00:00August 12th, 2016|

HSE inspection of construction sites fall

Is HSE suffering with a lack of resource? Despite HSEs Fee For Intervention initiative in recent years, which should be a motivation for HSE to increase construction site visits, their on-the-spot checks are becoming increasingly infrequent. It may seem a strange thing to say, but it is worrying to note that the number of HSE [...]

2016-12-09T19:03:18+00:00June 17th, 2016|

Construction Industry to help UK Steel

The UK’s largest construction trade body calls on members to use British produced steel. Build UK, which represents major construction contractors and more than 30 specialist trade bodies, issued a statement yesterday saying its members were committed to providing opportunities for British-based steel producers to support local economies, create jobs, and reduce carbon emissions from transport. They [...]

2016-12-09T19:11:10+00:00May 4th, 2016|

Construction skills shortages pushed up wages by 6% last year

Skills shortages pushing up wage bills for UK construction businesses? New research suggests that pay increases in the construction industry are running at three times the national average of 2%. The latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors also warned that skills shortages are putting at risk some of the Government’s biggest housing [...]

2017-06-19T14:27:13+01:00January 26th, 2016|

Construction Health Summit 2016

Construction companies are holding a health summit in January 2016 to consider ways of improving construction sector standards. Worrying statistics are showing workers are 100 times more likely to die from occupational disease than site accidents. The inaugural Construction Health Summit will be held in London on 21 January 2016. It will look at how [...]

2016-12-09T19:22:46+00:00January 12th, 2016|

What the spending review means for uk construction

Chancellor George Osborne details new levy plans for an apprenticeship revolution and inject extra spending into driving forward house building. The Autumn Statement and Spending Review delivers £20bn of cuts to Whitehall budgets but also set out plans for what will be billed as the biggest affordable housebuilding programme since the 1970s. Concerned contractors are also awaiting [...]

2017-06-16T16:18:29+01:00November 26th, 2015|
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