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Leader: Taking a step back to go forwards


While it’s a grim picture for contracting, individual firms are starting to fight back. But the uncertainty of Brexit still looms large over the industry

Chloe mcculloch black

Gender pay gap: The data is bad, so what will you do about it?

2018-04-05T06:00:00+01:00By 1 comments

Women working for construction firms take home lower average earnings than men - that’s a fact, but one that shouldn’t be tolerated

Joey gardiner bw 2018

Don’t blame government – Carillion’s problems are its own

2018-01-16T06:00:00+00:00By 1 comments

It’s Carillion’s bosses and ex-bosses who have real questions to answer

Chloe McCulloch

Work in construction: Rewards and awards


Uncertain times mean that staff are looking for job security, while the very best recently got their day in the sun at the Building Awards

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: EU referendum contract fall takes delayed effect


Activity on site remains high, but the fall in contract awards after the EU referendum is happening now

Joseph bond 2017 bw

Dealing with time extensions: avoiding the pitfalls


In construction, time is money. An extra expense for both the client and the contractor can often lead to disputes.

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: Bouncing back


New construction contract awards picked up in August, after the dip in July

Richard Threlfall

Brexit: Time to be heard


The construction industry’s voice needs to be part of the discussion on Brexit. We must set out our stall on three key areas to ensure the well-being of both the sector and the wider UK economy

Noble Francis

CPA/Barbour ABI Index: How long will it last?


As growth slows, it is uncertain how long activity on the ground will stay at high levels

Mark farmer

Why we must transform


Construction must change its ways. The government may at last be listening to our concerns, but if the sector does not innovate and attract a new breed of young workers, then it is in serious trouble

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