INDUSTRY NEWS

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Robertson gets go-ahead for £23m Inverness Justice Centre

Contractor Robertson due to start work this autumn

Date:         19/09/2017

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Police to quiz 336 firms in wake of Grenfell fire

Detectives comb through millions of documents and forensically examine tower in minute detail

Date:         19/09/2017

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Lovell set for £45m Hatfield regeneration scheme

Detailed plans will be submitted early next year for homes and shops

Date:         19/09/2017

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McAlpine JV wins £160m London mental health project

NHS land for 800 homes to be sold to fund Springfield and Tolworth mental health schemes

Date:         19/09/2017

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Billington ramps up steelwork capacity as orders surge

New Shafton production facility to come on stream in January

Date:         19/09/2017

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Plans go in for £350m scheme in Beaconsfield

Inland Homes makes progress on 100 acre Wilton Park site

Date:         19/09/2017

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66 firms win places on Fusion21 £90m framework

Full list of winning consultants on latest four-year deal from procurement body

Date:         19/09/2017

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Osborne bags Stockport Mersey Bridge

Phase of of £41m Stockport Interchange to start in April

Date:         19/09/2017

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Plan for £60m Strathclyde Uni teaching hub

The BDP designed building is the University's largest single project spend to date

Date:         19/09/2017

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Murphy sells stake in Australian infrastructure business

Cash raised will help civils specialist hit £2.5bn turnover target by 2025

Date:         18/09/2017

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Network Rail to overhaul tunnel re-lining methods

Industry called up to design faster, more efficient way to repair Victorian tunnels

Date:         18/09/2017

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Eric Wright warns Manchester market overheated

Lancashire builder suffers loss for second year running

Date:         18/09/2017

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Teesside Uni plans £300m campus expansion

Middlesbrough and Darlington campuses to be expanded in ambitious masterplan

Date:         18/09/2017

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Interserve appoints new finance chief

Mark Whiteling to help turnaround contractor

Date:         18/09/2017

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£1bn London docklands scheme developer named

London & Regional Properties to redevelop Albert Island

Date:         18/09/2017

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Developer and foreman jailed after death of carpenter

Pair found guilty on manslaughter charges after fatal fall on Brighton site

Date:         18/09/2017

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Balfour Beatty does U-turn over support for CITB

Contractor to back skills body just weeks after broadside from boss Leo Quinn

Date:         15/09/2017

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Diamond drilling specialists join forces

Robore and Holemasters create £16m turnover contractor

Date:         15/09/2017

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Contractors complete Crossrail track – video

Push on to complete mega project for December 2018 opening

Date:         15/09/2017

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Plans unveiled for £41m Edinburgh sports complex

Meadowbank sports complex will be demolished and rebuilt

Date:         15/09/2017

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Full employment intensifies skills challenge for employers – REC

Recruitment & Employment Confederation chief executive Kevin Green comments on today’s publication of labour market statistics by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Date:         13/09/2017

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Start Up Your Own Agency

Date:         12/09/2017

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Orange Genie REC business partner will be holding a FREE webinar on the 19th October at 11am for REC members on the new Tax Evasion legislation coming into play in the UK on the 30th September 2017

Orange Genie will be holding a free webinar for REC members on the 19th September at 11am for a duration of 45 minutes.

The title of the webinar will be "You are at risk of criminal prosecution if you fail to prevent tax evasion: What recruiters need to know."

Date:         12/09/2017

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Report on Jobs: Staff placements continue to rise sharply in August

The latest Report on Jobs shows reveals shows a rise in permanent placements and temp billings, while candidate availability declines at quicker pace, pushing pay rates higher. 

Date:         08/09/2017

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Giant Group Plc offers advice to REC members on ongoing background checks of current employees

Ongoing background checks of current employees –  is it a good idea?

If you read any of my blogs, or recruit staff, you will know the benefits of background checking applicants and the pitfalls of not checking. But what about your current workforce? It's great you check applicants as they join the company. In some industries, regulation means companies must check their staff on a regular basis.  If you're not in one of those industries, the next step is to consider if the investment in ongoing background checks is worthwhile.

Date:         06/09/2017

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Immigration policy must be evidence-based and reflect need for ‘low skilled’ workers - REC

A draft government paper leaked to The Guardian newspaper yesterday set out options that the government might be considering when designing the new immigration system that will come into force after the UK leaves the EU in 2019.

Date:         06/09/2017

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The growing pressures on the NHS - is now the time to consider private healthcare? Punter Southall Health & Protection - REC business partner save REC members an average of 25% on their annual healthc

It’s been impossible to avoid recent headlines focusing on the mounting pressures upon NHS services. The warning given earlier this year from the Red Cross – regarded by many as unprecedented – that hospitals in England are facing a ‘humanitarian crisis’ has been considered a ‘wake-up call’ for drastic action to be taken to support. Many doctors and healthcare professionals have also voiced their concerns that lives are being put at risk because A&E departments are being overwhelmed by patient numbers.

Date:         05/09/2017

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Key reminder: the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage increases

A quick reminder that the National Minimum Wage (NMW) and the National Living Wage (NLW) will not be going up in October. From April 2017, the rates for both the NMW and NLW will now go up annually in April. 

Date:         05/09/2017

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Giant Group Plc offers REC members advice on Home Office requirement around right to work?

Are you sure you need to do background checks? 

The investment in time and resources that your business puts into recruiting great talent is significant and when you bring that person into the fold, they become much more than just another employee. They become an instrument of your success and you put your trust in them with access to systems and facilities, but more importantly, and more impactful, they become a part of what makes the culture of your business. In any relationship, personal or professional, trust is the most important element.

Date:         05/09/2017

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Giant Group Plc offers further advice to REC members on employee/candidate background checks

Are you sure you need to do background checks?
 
The investment in time and resources that your business puts into recruiting great talent is significant and when you bring that person into the fold, they become much more than just another employee. They become an instrument of your success and you put your trust in them with access to systems and facilities, but more importantly, and more impactful, they become a part of what makes the culture of your business. In any relationship, personal or professional, trust is the most important element.

Date:         04/09/2017

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