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Skanska takes on Carillion's Midland Metropolitan Hospital as costs spiral


The job is now running 18 months behind schedule

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Barratt chief says Persimmon bonuses have hurt industry’s name


Reputation of housebuilders tarnished by generous bonus scheme that is ‘not the norm’, admits David Thomas

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VolkerFitzpatrick slides in to tackle first major work on Chelsea stadium job


Next work up for grabs is deal to tear down current ground


Builder murdered by co-worker on Camden worksite


Murder investigation launched after builder found bashed to death

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More pain for small businesses as material prices soar


Bricks in shortest supply, says Federation of Master Builders

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Bam Nuttall fined £900,000 after painter falls through roof


Steel fabricator also hit with £65,000 fine

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Are late payment practices in construction too much for suppliers to bear?

2018-04-20T06:00:00+01:00By David Blackman

Carillion’s collapse has exposed the harsh realities of construction’s late payment practices for suppliers. But now at last there are signs that the government and industry bodies are determined to crack down – the only question is: how far will they go?

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Contractor bashing does nobody any good


While subcontractors have been treated badly and payment terms need to be improved, the public humiliation of contractors is a step too far, says Tom Broughton