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Government Announces New Measures To Ensure Small Businesses Get Paid On Time
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For the first time large businesses could be fined for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time as part of a robust package of measures unveiled today by Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst MP. Company boards will now be held accountable for payment practices to small businesses within their companies in a drive to increase

CECA: Press On With Heathrow Expansion To Secure Economic Growth
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Civils contractors today welcomed the launch of Heathrow’s statutory consultation on airport expansion, saying it is vital to move ahead with the project to boost the UK’s economy once it leaves the EU. A twelve week consultation will allow the public an opportunity to provide feedback on Heathrow’s plans, including the planned new runway and

CSCS To End Exemption To The CITB Health, Safety & Environment Test
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Most people in construction are familiar with Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards. It’s the card that provides proof that individuals working on construction sites have the appropriate training and qualifications for the job they do on site. In most cases applicants are required to achieve a recognised construction related qualification (usually an NVQ or

CECA To Form Airport Expansion Group
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Following a series of meetings with stakeholders with an interest in the aviation sector, CECA has announced that it is to form an Airport Expansion Group for members. Although the aviation sector has always formed a significant proportion of our members’ work, historically CECA has included its activities in the sector in its various sector

Wales Loses Out Again – Tailbacks To Continue At Newport
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Despite decades of traffic congestion and tailbacks at the Brynglas Tunnels and detrimental impacts on the economy of Wales, its communities and the surrounding environment, speculation that the Welsh Government have been preparing the ground to cancel the project has now been confirmed and the relief road to the M4 at Newport will not go

Assurances Needed to Put Sustainability at the Heart of UK Economic Model
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Leading bodies from business, environment and professional institutions have today set out key assurances needed from Government to put sustainability at the heart of the UK’s economic model.  Published as part of the Broadway Initiative, the assurances set out the key elements needed for a clear and coherent Environment Act that gives society strategic predictability

CECA: Tory Leadership Contenders Must Back Infrastructure To Secure Economy
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Civils contractors have said that the contenders to replace Theresa May as UK Prime Minister must back existing investment plans for UK infrastructure to secure the economy. The Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) has raised concerns that Mrs May’s Government has failed to deliver on its infrastructure investment plans, and that widespread delays to projects

New Tools Developed To Protect Vulnerable Workers On Construction Sites
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Leading construction firms have teamed up with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) to produce practical tools designed to prevent modern slavery and labour exploitation on building sites. The package includes a presentation for new starters which will be shown at the end of Health and Safety inductions, along with complementary posters on spotting

UK Infrastructure Goes Into Reverse As Project Delays Risk Recession
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The companies who build the UK’s infrastructure have seen workloads slow at a faster pace than at any point since the last recession as widespread delays to projects start to bite. The UK Government has regularly touted its commitment to invest in infrastructure, promoting a pipeline of more than £600 billion of investment in more