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As the construction sector battles ongoing skills shortages, we have a range of articles within the HR & Skills News section which draw attention to this and create debate around what the industry can do to help ease the skills gap. Also within the HR & Skills News category, we bring you the latest 'people movement' stories within the sector. Making sure you're up to date with all of the industry latest.

ACE makes structural changes to bolster member support

The Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) has announced they will be restructuring their focus to help members through the exceptional times.
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Construction SMEs prove resilient in the face of Covid-19

Construction SMEs are leading the recovery in the industry, as they prove to be more resilient than their larger counterparts, according to analysis from Hudson Contract.
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CITB cuts employee pay increase to protect Levy funds

The CITB has cut its planned pay increase this year and has confirmed that no bonus payments will be made in 2021 to protect the industry’s Levy funds in the face of Covid pressures.

Construction boss banned for falsifying tax returns

A construction boss from Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, has been banned from running companies for nine years after he caused HK Construction to submit false tax returns.
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London architect suspended from register for two years

The ARB's PCC has suspended Dean Smith of EASTWEST Architecture from the Architects Register for two years for failing to manage conflicts of interest.
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HMRC to investigate furlough abuse

Property and construction firms are at the centre of HMRC's investigation into employers it suspects of abusing the furlough scheme.
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Mike Brown becomes member of Mott MacDonald’s committee

Mott MacDonald has appointed Mike Brown MVO as an independent member of its shareholders’ committee, Mike will provide support, oversight and challenge to the executive board.
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JG Hale Construction appoints two new senior managers

Construction firm, JG Hale Construction has announced two new recruits, contracts manager, Andrew Collins and business development manager, Sarah Williams.
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Stable profit for Clancy despite Covid-19 crisis

Despite economic uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Clancy says it has stable profits, a strong cash position and a secure forward order book.
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100 job losses at Cruden

Administrators from KPMG have been officially appointed to oversee the collapse of Cruden Construction, as 100 employees are made redundant.
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Redundant workers offered free SKILLcards

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is allowing redundant workers to apply for and renew SKILLcards free of charge.

HS2 launches free construction training course

Local people in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire who are unemployed are being encouraged to register for a free construction training course linked to opportunities to work on HS2.
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IPA appoints new director of infrastructure

Former chief commercial officer of Clancy, Jon Loveday has been appointed as the new director of infrastructure, enterprise and growth at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA).
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Cruden Construction prepares to appoint administrator

Cheshire-based Cruden Construction has filed a notice of intent to appoint an administrator.

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HR & Skills News

As the construction sector battles ongoing skills shortages, we have a range of articles within the HR & Skills News section which draw attention to this and create debate around what the industry can do to help ease the skills gap.

Also within the HR & Skills News category, we bring you the latest ‘people movement’ stories within the sector. Making sure you’re up to date with all of the industry latest.