Pay rise agreed for construction workers

Builders and Unite the union have agreed a 1.5% pay rise for construction workers. The pay rise has been agreed for the 2021/22 year following successful pay negotiations between the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and Unite the union. The Building and Allied Trades Joint Industrial Council (BATJIC) has agreed a one-year deal involving a 1.5%...

Industry facing spiralling materials costs

A leading UK construction trade body has issued a warning over spiralling materials costs as a result of disruptions brought about by the twin...

NASC to hold free TG20:21 webinar

Scaffolding trade body the NASC is set to hold a free TG20:21 webinar to give users a better understanding of the new and updated...

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Industry facing spiralling materials costs

A leading UK construction trade body has issued a warning over spiralling materials costs as a result of disruptions brought about by the twin...

NASC to hold free TG20:21 webinar

Scaffolding trade body the NASC is set to hold a free TG20:21 webinar to give users a better understanding of the new and updated...

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International AFIX Group acquires UK hire and sales firm

International scaffolding manufacturer AFIX Group has acquired London based scaffolding hire and sales firm Grand Construction Products Ltd. Headquartered in Belgium the AFIX Group are...

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Glynn Burrows, TRAD Group Purchasing Manager discusses the higher prices for materials the industry is experiencing and how we should get used to it.  Like...

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TRAD’s recent contract wins will create more jobs in London & South East

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3t Energy Group is leveraging its extensive expertise in the global energy sector by establishing a new consultancy division headed up by industry professional,...

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Pay rise for construction workers

Pay rise agreed for construction workers

Builders and Unite the union have agreed a 1.5% pay rise for construction workers. The pay rise has been agreed for the 2021/22 year following successful pay negotiations between the Federation of Master Builders (FMB)...
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Industry facing spiralling materials costs

A leading UK construction trade body has issued a warning over spiralling materials costs as a result of disruptions brought about by the twin impact of coronavirus and Brexit.  The Builders Merchants Federation, members of...

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Pay rise agreed for construction workers

Builders and Unite the union have agreed a 1.5% pay rise for construction workers. The pay rise has been agreed for the 2021/22 year following...

Contract awards return to above average levels since September

Contract awards have returned to above historical average levels for the first time since September 2020. In March 2021, contract awards increased by 22% compared...

CHAS partners with Nottingham Uni to tackle modern slavery in construction

CHAS, the supply chain risk management expert, has partnered with the University of Nottingham Rights Lab to undertake a research project around the risk...

Free home Covid testing kits available for all construction workers

Firms within the construction industry can now order free Covid test kits for their workers to use at home. Businesses can already order free rapid lateral flow kits...

Improved Pre-Qualification System Goes Live

Major contractors are now adopting the Common Assessment Standard. Build UK has announced that the new industry-wide pre-qualification (PQ) system is now fully up and...

350,000 new construction jobs to be created by 2028

To ensure the UK government’s commitment to achieving Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is on track, the construction industry will require the...

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