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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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New Construction Minister must make licensing his mission, says FMB

The new Construction Minister, Andrew Stephenson MP, should make it his mission to raise quality and standards in the construction industry through mandatory licensing, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “I warmly welcome Andrew Stephenson into his new role and …

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Output stays low for second month in a row

The commercial new build sector is behind a continuing fall in construction output according to the latest monthly IHS Markit/cps index. Although the headline figure, at 49.7 was up fractionally from the 49.5 posted in February, it still falls below the crucial 50.0 no-change marker. Business activity dropped to its …

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Women proving that construction is not just a man’s world

A leading lawyer in the construction industry has called for more women to get involved in the sector. Rebecca Palmer, 42, who heads the construction department at Ipswich-based solicitors Prettys, has dealt with legal issues in the industry for more than 13 years. And, ahead of International Women’s Day this …

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