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£36m fine for construction firms who broke competition law

The CMA has issued 3 firms with fines totalling more than £36m for breaking competition law in supplying certain concrete drainage products for building projects. Following an investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the Northern Ireland-based firm FP McCann Ltd is facing a fine of more than £25 …

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Construction inches upwards but stays close to low point

The construction sector saw a very slight increase in October from September, edging above market expectations. That’s according to the IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction PMI which rose to 44.2 in October 2019 from 43.3 in the previous month. The latest reading remained close to the ten-year low seen in June, …

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World Mental Health Day – The Suicide Prevented

The following conversation was relayed to us by one of our industry’s mental health first aiders when providing feedback on how their training had helped them with supporting their construction colleagues. We have preserved the anonymity of those concerned but felt that the story was so strong, we had to …

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Mayor of London and Unite join forces to boost construction standards

In a major boost to employment standards for construction workers in London, the Mayor of London has signed up to Unite the union’s pioneering Construction Charter. The charter combines the Greater London Authority’s (GLA) procurement power with Unite’s influence in the workplace to ensure construction projects under the control of …

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Construction firms boost jobs for graduates

Institute of Student Employers’ (ISE) annual student recruitment survey reports a resilient graduate labour market in the construction industry with 35% more jobs than the previous year. This level of growth was equalled only by the public sector, while the graduate jobs market overall grew 10% year-on-year. Since the 2008 …

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The FMB warns that new PM must intervene

With the lastest stats from the ONS show that the construction industry has flatlined at 0.0% growth in the three month on three months to May 2019, the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) says that construction leaders are calling on the new Prime Minister to stimulate construction and house building …

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Inaugural awards to support young talent in the construction industry

The future of the construction industry will be on show at an event next week when the hard work of some of most skilled and talented apprentices from across the region will be recognised at an awards ceremony. The Swansea Bay Construction Support Group’s inaugural awards ceremony will take place on 20 …

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Construction in sharpest decline since March 2018

A continuing increase in UK housebuilding was not enough to offset a decline in UK construction companies’ output during May, according to the latest monthly statistics from the  IHS Markit/CIPS UK Construction Total Activity Index. A renewed decline in total business activity during May included lower volumes of commercial work …

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Gender Equality? Maybe in 2194, says GMB

Figures revealed at GMB’s annual Congress shows workforce won’t be equal until 2194. GMB, the construction union, has revealed it will take nearly 200 years to achieve gender equality in the construction industry. The analysis, revealed at GMB’s annual Congress in Brighton today, shows at the current rate of growth, the …

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Celebrating action taken across the construction sector

On Friday 5 April 2019, Mates in Mind announced the Highly Commended and Winners of their 2019 Impact Awards. This was the second year that the awards have taken place, hosted as part of the British Safety Council’s prestigious the 2019 International Safety Awards gala dinner held at Grosvenor House …

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