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Nine in 10 councils breach rules on payment practices

Findings emerge on six month anniversary of collapse of Carillion Almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) local authorities are not monitoring if their supply chain is getting paid within 30 days for construction work, according to data obtained by ECA and BESA. The... View Article

NHBC agrees to pay for cladding removal

A significant move forward in dealing with the removal of Grenfell style cladding from private tower blocks has been taken with the National House Building Council agreeing to pay for remediation works at the New Capital Quay complex in Greenwich.... View Article

Building a better-informed future at the Build Show 2018

Construction output is reportedly on the rise again, but risks from the economic uncertainty around Brexit, post-Grenfell regulatory changes and the well-documented skills shortages in building trades are raising a lot of questions about the future for the construction industry.... View Article

New housing minister appointed (again)

After just six months in post Dominic Raab has been replaced as housing minister by Kit Malthouse, as a result of a cabinet reshuffle arising from Brexit inspired resignations. The change happened just weeks before the launch of a delayed... View Article

Families spend a third of their income on rent

Families in rural areas are spending almost one third of their income on rent according to research by the Institute of Public Policy Research. A family with one child, and earning one full-time and one part-time median wage in a... View Article

Construction begins on new affordable homes in Elgin

Social housing landlord and construction giant team up to provide new homes A local housing provider and one of the UK’s largest independent construction and infrastructure firms will work together to bring Elgin residents much-needed quality and affordable social housing.... View Article
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