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Contractors “draw a line” under blacklist scandal

Eight industry giants reach compensation settlements with workers

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New boss at ISG as CEO David Lawther steps down

Paul Cossell becomes new CEO as contractor prepares for life under new private ownership

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Chris Goldthorpe, Managing Director for Mace Cost Consultancy

Mace downgrades tender price forecast

Cost consultancy arm warns clients are less confident about future projects

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Worker killed by crane on Queensferry Crossing

Unions demand full enquiry into tragedy on Workers’ Memorial Day

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New housing registrations fall 9%

Slowdown in new home registrations ripples out from London to Midlands

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Birmingham 600-flat Exchange Square scheme approved

Work to start this summer on first of three blocks rising to 26-storeys

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Morgan Sindall Property Services - Basildon Council

Morgan Sindall signs £300m deal with Basildon Council

15-year repair and maintenance deal signed for council housing and corporate buildings

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Warrington Bridge Street

Warrington town centre’s £107m revamp approved

Work to start once temporary market is built later this year

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Vanessa Howlison Highways England

Highways England hires DfT finance chief

Vanessa Howlison joins highways body in June

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Subcontractors wanted for East London and Essex sites

Host of work opportunities at Meet the Buyer event next week: Register now

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T&A Kernoghan goes into administration

Suppliers owed thousands as all staff made redundant

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Betting Spy: Sunderland need the win more than Stoke

It’s all about desire at this stage of the season and Stoke seem in their Speedos already

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Balfour Beatty fights to clawback £10m on Torquay flats job

Balfour left with the bill for award-winning Abbey Sands apartments after developer collapses

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Network Rail hives off property firm for £1.8bn estate sale

Standalone business will speed-up decision taking and focus on land for new homes

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Con-woman prosecuted for using fake skills cards

West Midlands business woman caught in crackdown on fake skills cards

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London mayor approves £1bn Docklands resi schemes

Major tower and printworks redevelopment residential scheme approved

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Roofer fractures skull repairing construction company HQ

Worker plunges seven metres while installing new rooflights

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Urban Vision Salford

Galliford Try secures £30m Salford urban vision deal

Infrastructure arm bags three civils framework deals in the north east during April

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Civils contractors see steep fall in roads work

Government called on to turn infrastructure promises into work on the ground

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Construction pay talks hit stalemate

Employers and unions unable to reach a deal covering 500,000 workers

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Failed Merseyside builder Paragon owes £2m

Firm jointly owned by Paragon MD Paul Barrow paid £15,000 in pre-pack for St Helens company

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Leo Quinn spends nearly £0.5m on Balfour Beatty shares

Balfour Beatty chief executive more than doubles his shareholding

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Pile of building blocks falls through site hoarding

Blocks collapse onto pavement landing contractor in court

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Unite buys Liverpool site for 1,000-bed student digs

£70m project will be built next to Liverpool’s Grand Central station

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Hinkley Point chief hauled before MPs again over latest delay

Energy and climate change committee calls back EDF’s Vincent de Rivaz

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Galliford Try to build £15m Royal Navy survival centre

Swimming pool “dunk tanks” will train navy pilots to escape from submerged aircraft

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Plan submitted for phase two £30m Newport office

Developer Scarborough plans new offices next to Admiral House building in the station quarter

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Site workers offered chance to become pro footballers

Hunt begins for tradesman to play in the Football League

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Laing O'Rourke

Lenders demand return on problem O’Rourke contract

Refinancing deal contains banking covenants based on final margins for legacy contract

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Small builders see wages soaring over next six months

Skills shortages intensifying as they threaten to “unravel” construction growth

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