Groundwork laid for £30Bn construction framwework

Government will shortly launch a major construction framework worth £30Bn to allow public bodies to secure contractors for the construction, refurbishment and demolition of built assets.

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Campaign cracks down on construction cartels

The Competition and Markets Authority has launched a new campaign urging people to come forward with information that will help it hunt out illegal cartels, including those in the construction industry.

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Contractors guilty of poor vehicle management

A housebuilder and a civil engineering firm have been ordered to pay almost £1M between them over the death of scaffolder Henry Jones in 2013, following a hearing at Liverpool Crown Court.

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Tipper truck incident results in £500,000 fine

Principal contractor MV Kelly has been fined £500,000 after a ground worker on a development site at Burntwood Business Park in Staffordshire was struck by a tipper truck in October 2015.

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Concern over stalled PPP plan for NHS

HM Treasury has denied claims that it is holding up the roll out of a new £5Bn public-private partnership model for NHS estate infrastructure planning and investment, known as Project Phoenix.

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Call for better decision making on infrastructure

Government’s current process for making decisions on large infrastructure projects is failing to keep up with the demands of a modern economy, a report from an influential think tank has said.

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BESA and ECA add voices to retentions campaign

An action plan to end cash retentions in the construction industry has been put to the Government by the Building Engineering Services Association and the Electrical Contractors' Association.

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Steel firm penalised after crane death

Failure to put in place essential health and safety measures has landed Tata Steel with a fine of £1.4M following the death of a maintenance electrician who was crushed by a crane in April 2010.

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More insolvencies likely to follow Carillion

Carillion’s liquidation is symptomatic of the financial difficulties faced by many construction companies and may trigger further collapses, according to accountancy firm Moore Stephens.

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New judge in charge of TCC

The Lord Chief Justice has appointed The Honourable Mr Justice Fraser to be the Judge in Charge of the Technology and Construction Court, it has been announced.

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