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Horbury’s becomes approved fire safety contractor on Re:allies framework

Experts in maintenance and refurbishment of commercial and public buildings, Horbury Property Services, has been successful in becoming an approved fire safety contractor on the procurement framework Re:allies
uk construction

Survey results reveal decline in UK construction industry

The Purchasing Managers' Index for builders rose to 51.4% in February­ – up by 1.2% since January – but the new work index for the UK construction industry has fallen again, a survey has shown.

Report reveals the crucial role of freelance construction workers

A new report published today (28 February) by the Centre for Research on Self-Employment (CRSE) and Hudson Contract has confirmed that freelancers play a crucial role in boosting economic efficiency and productivity in the construction sector
Commercial construction

Commercial construction industry stable after lengthy period of decline

Key findings from JLL and Glenigan’s UK Commercial Construction Activity Index for Q4 2017 highlight an improved sentiment across the entire UK construction sector alongside an overall increase in construction activity for the second consecutive quarter, following growth of 7.9% in Q3, putting an end to the sharp decline seen since mid-2015
London Euston

Lendlease named preferred bidder for £4bn London Euston redevelopment

Lendlease has been selected as the preferred bidder for the £4bn redevelopment of London Euston station
Network Rail contracts

Amey Rail acquires Carillion’s Network Rail contracts

A significant number of Carillion’s Network Rail contracts have been acquired by Amey Rail Limited; the successful sale provides reassurance to many in the rail industry and continuity for projects around the country
pipework awareness

BISPA-in-London pipework awareness workshops prove to be a success

The Building and Industrial Services Pipework Academy (BISPA) recently held their inaugural BISPA-in-London pipework awareness workshops to educate and train end users and specifiers, to create awareness on the importance of ensuring correct specifications in pipework systems
Carillion's shares

Carillion collapse: Investors ‘fled for the hills’

Carillion's major shareholders were "fleeing for the hills" as the company headed for disaster, MPs have said
cash advance

Construction SMEs benefit from Cash Advance solution

At a time when many SMEs are struggling with cashflow and 73% find applying for a cash advance a ‘long and painful’ process, two businesses are joining forces to provide a solution in the construction sector
Engineering Better Mental Health

Barhale launches Engineering Better Mental Health Management courses

Barhale, one of the UK’s largest privately owned civil engineering and infrastructure specialists, has developed an innovative, interactive and thought provoking mental health awareness course
Ultra Sites

Ultra Sites become pioneers for construction industry

The Considerate Constructors Scheme has officially launched Ultra Site registration, following a 24-month pilot with a number of major contractors and industry clients
Cash retentions

Cash retentions: Has the construction industry had enough following the Carillion...

Cash retentions are widespread in the construction industry but the collapse of Carillion, leaving many subcontractors high and dry, has brought the case for change into sharp relief. Jonathan Hyndman of law firm Rosling King examines the calls for reform
Galliford Try

Galliford Try to raise £150m in wake of Carillion collapse

Galliford Try plans to raise £150m in capital and cut its dividend to help with cope with the collapse of Carillion
Construction Week

UK Construction Week sets standards on diversity

UK Construction Week (UKCW) has launched a new guide for its 600+ exhibitors to promote greater equality, diversity and inclusion in their marketing at the show
official receiver

Carillion collapse: FM jobs saved but construction workers laid off, official...

Over 4,400 Carillion employees have had their jobs secured after arrangements were finalised to transfer prison facilities management and defence bases catering and cleaning contracts to new providers, the official receiver has confirmed

J. Murphy & Sons acquires Carillion’s UK power business

J. Murphy & Sons Ltd has acquired Carillion’s UK power framework business for an undisclosed sum, the privately held engineering and construction company said on Wednesday (7 February)

Carillion: Former chairman Philip Green takes blame for collapse

Former Carillion chairman Philip Green has taken the blame for the collapse of the company last month
Construction insolvencies

Construction insolvencies jump 8% in 2017

Construction insolvencies rose by 8% in 2017, with more than 2,600 companies going under, according to new research

Carillion collapse: 377 staff lose jobs

Almost 380 Carillion workers are to be made redundant, although 919 jobs have been saved, the body handling the construction giant's liquidation has confirmed

A cautionary tale for the UK construction industry

Peter Webb, Partner at Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants, offers a warning to construction industry bosses about their responsibilities when it comes to paying workers/subcontractors

Capita plans sell-off of Constructionline as shares plunge on profit warning

Capita's shares have plunged by more than 40% after the outsourcing giant issues a profit warning, a £700m cash call and a series of disposals, including the planned sale of Constructionline

Carillion construction projects worth a total of £5.7bn

As the economy continues to come to terms with the collapse of Carillion, the latest figures suggest that on the day of liquidation, Carillion was the main contractor on 57 construction projects worth a total of £5.7bn, including a £1.3bn HS2 contract

Carillion collapse: Financial watchdog launches auditing investigation into KPMG

An inquiry has been launched into KPMG's audit of financial statements issued by Carillion leading up to the company's profit warning issued in July 2017
Prompt Payment

Carillion collapse ‘exposes toothless Prompt Payment Code’

Carillion's collapse has exposed the government-backed Prompt Payment Code as "toothless" and raised the need for urgent reforms to tackle late payments, an industry body has said
Output Price Indices

ONS Construction Output Price Indices (OPI)

A new series of Output Price Indices (OPI) has been issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Carillion sub-contractors

GMB Southern call on workers at Carillion sub-contractors

GMB Southern is appealing for workers at Carillion sub-contractors to contact the union so that it can help them to get continuity of work and payment for work they have done

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