Tata Steel to close Welsh plant

Tata Steel intends to cease operations at its Living Solutions site at Shotton in North Wales, putting 180 jobs at risk.

250 jobs at risk at Robinson

Steelwork firm Robinson is facing possible closure as it reviews the business, meaning 250 jobs could be at risk.

700 jobs go at Connaught

About 700 staff at beleaguered Connaught Partnerships have been made redundant, the joint administrators have announced today.

Fifty jobs go at Blight and Scoble

Devon contractor Blight & Scoble has ceased trading, with 50 staff losing their jobs.

Thompsons of Prudhoe plans job cuts

Demolition and earthworks contractor Thompsons of Prudhoe has entered a consultation period on possible redundancies.

500 more maintenance redundancies at Network Rail

Network Rail has announced that approximately 500 maintenance employees will be leaving the company by the end of May under its voluntary redundancy programme.

Bethell slashes jobs

Greater Manchester construction firm Bethell Group shed more than half of its workforce last year, its latest accounts show.

Babcock Rail to cut 300 jobs

Rail contractor Babcock Rail is to cut 300 jobs in Scotland and the North of England.

United Utilities to shed jobs

United Utilities could shed up to 1,800 jobs following new pricing guidelines from regulator Ofwat, according to a report in The Sunday Telegraph.

1700 job losses as Corus closes plant

Corus is to close its Teesside steel plant at the end of January with the loss of 1,700 jobs.

Civil engineering jobs under threat

Some 40,000 jobs will be lost in civil engineering by the end of 2010, according to new research from the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA).

1,400 rail maintenance jobs under threat

Rail union RMT warns of “total chaos” as nearly half of Network Rail maintenance job cuts are targeted at busy West Coast Main Line.

Speedy Hire sales plunge

Haydock-based tool and equipment hire company Speedy Hire today announced a new round of job cuts and depot closures.

Arup sheds more jobs

Consultant Arup is to make a further 100 redundancies, taking the total to 500.

Halcrow to axe over 200 jobs

Consultant Halcrow has announced plans to cut up to 269 jobs across the UK and Ireland following a decline in its workload.

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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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