INDUSTRY NEWS

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Specialists land first trade packages at huge Berkeley site

Main construction starts on 88-acre Southall Waterside site

Date:         20/07/2017

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Electrification plans scrapped on three major rail routes

Contracts worth millions axed as Government switches focus to new train technology

Date:         20/07/2017

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Project delays dent Clugston results

Contractor confident about future prospects following a "challenging" year

Date:         20/07/2017

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UK drags Skanska Europe into £40m loss

Skanska chief aims to cut operational costs and tighten risk management

Date:         20/07/2017

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Demand grows for immediate revamp of building regs

Local council chief attacks BRE, contractors and manufacturers for not sharing previous fire test results

Date:         20/07/2017

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McLaren set to bag £45m Lakeside extension

Contractor beats off McAlpine, ISG and Sisk to take Essex retail deal

Date:         20/07/2017

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Mount Anvil plans 1,000 flats in London Royal Docks

Deal with London ExCel centre paves way to build block of apartments

Date:         20/07/2017

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Canary Wharf Contractors pays £11,000 tax on £70m profit

Company offsets £13.9m Corporation Tax bill against losses at other group divisions

Date:         19/07/2017

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Ministers reject client levy option in Farmer Review

Government backs most calls for reform but stops short of 0.5% charge on clients

Date:         19/07/2017

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Consultant RLB stages mass raid on Mace managers

Five senior figures jump ship to join rival

Date:         19/07/2017

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Lendlease ordered to pay £14.8m for city tower falling glass

Cladding contractor to pick up bill after 15-foot glass pane fell from 17th floor

Date:         19/07/2017

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CH2M and BDP to lead revamp of Parliament

Firms to assess scale of work needed ahead of potential £4bn restoration

Date:         19/07/2017

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Construction and fit out boost profits at Morgan Sindall

Contractor bucks recent sector trend by telling City to expect higher than predicted profits

Date:         19/07/2017

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Willmott Dixon wins £24m laser testing centre

Another major win for contractor at Harwell Science Campus

Date:         19/07/2017

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Wates southern boss joins Midas

Peter Whitmore charged with growing turnover in the south to £100m

Date:         19/07/2017

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Man killed in derelict church collapse

Tragedy at Cardiff site where old church was being demolished

Date:         19/07/2017

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Employers relying on temps to fill vacancies amid skill shortage – REC

Organisations across all sectors want to recruit for permanent roles, with almost one in five employers (19 per cent) actively looking to increase their headcount in the next three months, according to the latest JobsOutlook by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Date:         19/07/2017

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Civil engineers act to avert Grenfell-style disasters

ICE launches review of lessons from tower tragedy to avoid infrastructure failures

Date:         19/07/2017

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Willmott Dixon starts redundancy talks as divisions merge

Contractor confident most housing staff will be redeployed during merger into main construction arm

Date:         18/07/2017

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HS2 confirms shortlists for new stations

Design teams battle to win trio of stations as development partners fight for major Euston site

Date:         18/07/2017

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Site start next month for £70m Broadgate revamp

Facelift for 1 Finsbury Square as tech firm Mimecast set to move in to financial hub

Date:         18/07/2017

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Cataphract Ltd REC business partner ranked within the top 4% of DBS umbrella partners in the UK


We are proud to announce that Cataphract are ranked in the top 4% in the country for DBS applications submitted from April 2016 to March 2017. There are 3,246 registered DBS umbrella companies in the country so this puts us in the top 150.

Date:         17/07/2017

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Inductions, feedback and being included in social events effective at promoting agency worker engagement


Employers should promote workplace engagement among temporary agency staff by applying the same approach as they do with permanent employees, says a new report published today by the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) in partnership with the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Date:         17/07/2017

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REC business partner Giant Plc offer REC members advice on Social Media Screening

Should you conduct social media screening? 

Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, plus many more are now household names for everyone from Generation Z to Millennials, through to the silver surfers. Not long ago, we were starting to see the rise of social medial with the use of Myspace as a communication method that was relatively unknown. Today, social media is everywhere, along with this rise comes many new benefits and challenges for employers. One in particular is the use of social media in the hiring process. Officially, companies use it as an effective tool to identify and attract new talent, but there is also a significant number using it unofficially as a tool to aid their recruitment decision. 

Date:         13/07/2017

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Due diligence on payment intermediaries

What you need to know

Date:         13/07/2017

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REC responds to labour market statistics

Recruitment & Employment Confederation director of policy Tom Hadley comments on today’s publication of labour marketstatistics by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which shows that theemployment rate reached 74.9 per cent in thethree months to May, the highest level since records began in 1971.

Date:         12/07/2017

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REC business partner Giant Plc offers advise to REC members on "What does GDPR mean for recruitment?"


General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is on its way. A new piece of EU legislation, GDPR will be introduced on 25th May 2018 and applies to all. It will replace the current Data Protection Act (DPA) and seeks to unify data regulations within the EU whilst giving people greater control over their personal information. Even though GDPR is an EU initiative, Brexit will not affect its introduction in the UK.

Date:         11/07/2017

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REC responds to Matthew Taylor review

REC chief executive Kevin Green comments following the publication of Good work: the Taylor review of modern working practices. 

Date:         11/07/2017

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Recruitment Agency Expo

Date:         11/07/2017

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Scale Up Business Growth Workshop

Date:         11/07/2017

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