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Rok sales talks continue

Rok administrator PwC has confirmed that negotiations regarding the sale of Rok divisions are ongoing and likely to continue over the weekend.

More jobs go at Rok

Another 268 jobs are to go at building services firm Rok, administrators have announced.

John Laing Partnership goes into administration

Social housing contractor John Laing Partnership has gone into administration.

Construction leads UK growth

UK economic growth in the first three months of the year has been revised higher, the Office for National Statistics said today. And construction growth played the major part.

WYG trim losses

Consultant White Young Green made apre-tax loss of £21.9m in the year to the end of June 2010 compared to a £128.9m loss the year before.

Wolseley set to leave UK

Wolseley, the world's largestbuilders merchant is to join the list of firms switching their headquarters out of the UK for tax reasons.

Archial goes into administration

Architect Archial has gone into administration after HM Revenue & Customs filed winding up petitions against the firm and some of its subsidiaries.

Government cuts outpace construction growth

Growth in private sector construction is failing to keep pace with cuts in Government funded projects according to the latest Glenigan Index which tracks the flow of new construction projects starting on site.

Costain posts profit increase

Costain has reported a 19% increase in pre-tax profit in the first half of 2010.

UK construction output rises

The total volume of construction output in the second quarter of 2010 rose by 8.6% compared with the first quarter of 2010.

Rok suspends finance director

Repair and maintenance group Rok has suspended its finance director following a report that the company's financial controls were "failing".

Morgan Sindall says recession not over

Morgan Sindall said growing private sector demand was helping to offset the impact of government cuts, but the recession in construction is far from over.

BoE interest rates stay put

The Bank of England kept interest rates at a record-low 0.5% on Thursday, a decision whichcame asno surprise.

MPA: mineral products and construction growth doesn't signal sustained recovery

The latest data on second quarter mineral products and construction performance have the potential to give a misleadingly positive impression of industry activity and prospects, according to the Mineral Products Association (MPA).

UK construction activity slows dramatically

UK construction sector activity slowed markedly in July,as firms' confidence about the outlook deteriorated due to concerns about public spending cuts, a survey of purchasing managers showed today.

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Features

2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

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