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Construction industry holds auditors accountable for Carillion collapse

The construction industry views the collapse of Carillion as a result of aggressive accounting policies and a close relationship with KPMG. A survey of the supply chain conducted by public sector procurement specialist, Scape Group, finds that 93 per cent ...

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Free Movement

Maddie Grounds of the Immigration Advice Service asks how will the Government’s immigration vision impact the UK construction industry? It has been over two and half years since the UK voted to leave the European Union. Yet, the future of ...

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Five office fit-out firms fined for breaking competition law

Five companies – Fourfront, Loop, Coriolis, ThirdWay and Oakley – have agreed to pay fines totalling over £7 million after admitting being involved in cartel behaviour. Following a Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigation, each company has admitted to breaking ...

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Unite calls for all workers in construction to be provided with death benefits

Unite, the construction union, is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the industry, regardless of their employment status or where their employer sits in the supply chain, are provided with death benefits, following the recent tragic fatality ...

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UKGBC launches task group on net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new task group which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings. The task group will bring together over 30 experts from across the building value chain and is ...

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100% Hackitt calls for full adoption of Dame Judith’s Building Regulations and Fire Safety review

An industry initiative entitled 100% Hackitt has been launched to encourage the government to deliver all of the recommendations contained within Dame Judith’s report by the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and the British Board of Agrément (BBA). These two organisations ...

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Call for the built environment to lead the charge against climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report on the impact of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and warned that limiting global warming will require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, ...

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Dawson lands new commercial director role at BSRIA

BSRIA has appointed Krystyna Dawson to the newly created role of Commercial Director. To fulfil BSRIA’s vision of becoming strategic partner in delivering improvement and growth for the construction industry stakeholders, the position of Commercial Director has been fashioned to shape ...

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Career ladder: The next generation of women in construction 

The Construction Industry Council’s ‘A Blueprint for Change’ report revealed that women only account for 14 per cent of the industry’s workforce. In an attempt to improve these figures, leading contractor Wates Construction and commercial property developer, MEPC are ensuring ...

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Plasloc supplies screening and hoarding solutions for ‘big four’ firm’s HQ

Plasloc has supplied Ernst & Young (EY), recognised as one of the ‘big four’ professional service companies, with screening in the form of a curved demo wall for its London-based headquarters. The wall is in the main reception of the ...

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