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TfL issues guidance for construction workers travelling to work

Transport for London has issued construction firms with guidance on how their workers can safely use the capital’s public network amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. It said: “As employers, you can help by instructing all those who can work from home, including administrative and head office staff, to continue to do so. “Enhance the facilities […]

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Is the Migrant Worker Shortfall Causing Problems?

With a call for British born people to go to the fields and start collecting the veg before it rots, it seems the focus on the construction industry is somewhat missing. And with Priti Patel focus on reducing immigration, it seems like this won’t be getting much easier. What does it mean ? Well, with […]

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Builders merchant sales tumble despite safety gear boost

The results of the first quarter sales from builders merchant sales show the initial dip response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Figures come from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) and they show a 6.7 per cent year-on-year decline in the value of sales to builders and contractors in the first quarter of 2020. This […]

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HSE resumes site inspections as low enforcement figures revealed

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has just announced that it is restarting “proactive” inspections of construction sites. This move follows a government announcement of more cash for the organisation and the prime minister Boris Johnson has promised the body would carry out “spot inspections” to make sure businesses were safe places to work. The […]

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Contractors are signing up for COVID-19 compliance courses

Housebuilders such as Wates, Kier, Vistry and Bellway have signed up to a COVID-19 compliance course, and more are expected to follow. The course has been launched by the construction recruitment firm O’Neill & Brennan, who will provide coronavirus training for construction workers.  The course is certified on the Register of Regulated Qualifications by Ofqual, and […]

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Furloughed workforce ‘drops to less than a quarter’

According to research from Build UK this week , the proportion of construction workers furloughed has fallen below 25 per cent. It surveyed 25 of its members, which includes some of the country’s largest contractors, which revealed the number of workers having their wages paid by the government has fallen from 30 per cent four […]

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Construction activity in Europe expands at faster pace

The eurozone has experienced its fastest expansion in construction activity expansion for a year, supported by increases in worker numbers and purchasing. “The eurozone construction sector delivered mixed results in February as faster activity growth was accompanied by signs of a slowdown in demand,” said Eliot Kerr, economist at IHS Markit, which compiles the survey. “Despite […]

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The end for red diesel?

Various national media, including the BBC and the Financial Times, have reported that new chancellor Rishi Sunak will scrap the red diesel rebate in his budget statement next week. This will mean users of diesel powered construction machinery paying an extra 47 pence on every litre of diesel consumed. Red diesel the same as regular diesel but has […]

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Builders for sale in Enfield, London

We’re looking for builders for sale in Enfield, London. If you have a building / construction firm that you’re looking to sell, whether it’s profitable or not, let us know as we may be interested in buying it. Having the conversation costs nothing, so just complete our Strategy Form.

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Builders For Sale In London

We’re looking for Builders For Sale In London. So if you know of anyone, let us know ! Or if you are looking to sell your building business in London, then even better, just complete our strategy form so that we can get in contact and have a chat. You can complete our strategy session […]

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