Several cladding firms may have fallen in recent years, but the collapse of Lakesmere this month came as a shock. If this can happen to the biggest firm in the sector – one seemingly in robust health – how worried should the others be?
The English planning system is in need of a total overhaul, according to the recent Raynsford review. What kind of changes might we implement to create a more straightforward system and one that puts people and communities at its core?
The Definitive Guideline to health and safety sentencing was brought into force last year, signalling larger and more discretionary fines. What is its impact so far on SMEs in particular and what does it signal for safety in the sector?