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06/07/12 - £500m funding boost for SMEs

A new wave of investment funding for small and mid-sized businesses has been announced by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.  more info

06/07/12 - Surge in construction waste disposal costs

The cost of disposing of certain grades of construction and demolition waste has surged by 2,460 per cent overnight.  more info

23/05/12 - Specialists survey shows good news for 2012 workloads

Almost half of respondents to a National Specialist Contractors Council survey have reported an increase in enquiries in the first quarter of 2012.  more info

23/05/12 - UK Contractors Send Strong Signal On Timber Choice

The UK Contractors Group (UKCG) has agreed a new statement on timber procurement and given a major boost to sustainable timber sourcing and supply for the UK construction industry.  more info

23/05/12 - CSCS Appoints New Chief Executive

CSCS has named Graham Wren as its new chief executive with effect from May 1st. Graham previously worked at Balfour Beatty for 29 years, latterly as managing director of Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering.  more info

23/05/12 - Construction Sector Suffers Biggest Loss Of Jobs Since Eve Of Recession

The manufacturing and construction sectors have suffered the biggest loss of jobs since the eve of the recession, while finance and business services is the only sector with a bigger workforce today, according to a recently published TUC analysis.  more info

23/05/12 - Experian forecasts 4.4% dip in 2012 construction output

Experian’s spring 2012 forecasts show a slight upward revision overall, compared to those released at the beginning of the year.  more info

23/05/12 - CITB-ConstructionSkills to mount card fraud probe

The body overseeing the Construction Skills Certification Scheme is investigating whether people are using forged CSCS cards on a mass scale to obtain work without undergoing required safety training.  more info

17/04/12 - Thieves Target Construction And Agricultural Machinery

Police are being urged to respond to the growing number of thieves using GPS jammers to target construction, plant and agricultural businesses to the value of £1.  more info

17/04/12 - Launch Of New Energy Saving Advice Line

A new telephone line has opened to give the public advice on how to save energy in their homes and businesses.  more info

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