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24/10/14 - NSCC Payment Survey

Following the publication of the Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter earlier this year, NSCC has launched a major payment survey to benchmark the current state of payment practices in the specialist sector.  more info

24/10/14 - Site Welfare

Welfare on site – what you need to know as a busy fencer. Provisions for site welfare are important:  ignoring the welfare of your employees can have serious consequences, not least miserable staff, at worst significant fines can be levied.  more info

24/10/14 - CSCS News

From 1st July this year CSCS stopped issuing CSO green cards.  There is a new green CSCS card only available for people working in labouring occupations.  more info

24/10/14 - Construction Contracts At Highest Level Since January

he number of construction contracts awarded in September reached a total value of £5.6 billion – its highest figure since January.  more info

24/09/14 - Network Rail should 'put pressure' on contractors with poor safety records

Network Rail should take work away from contractors who do not improve their health and safety performance, according to the Office of Rail Regulation.  more info

24/09/14 - UK rises three places to become 10th most attractive economy for infrastructure investment

New research by Arcadis has shown the UK is now the 10th most attractive economy for infrastructure investment.  more info

24/09/14 - Construction Sector Continues To Recover

The construction sector is continuing to recover and remains one of the top performers in the UK when it comes to creating jobs, according to a new study by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).  more info

31/07/14 - Commercial Construction Index Launched

The development of new workplaces, shopping centres and industrial facilities is playing an increasingly important role in the UK’s economic recovery, according to JLL and Glenigan’s inaugural Commercial Construction Index.  more info

31/07/14 - Apprenticeships 'Essential' To Industry

Apprenticeships are "essential to the future wellbeing of the construction industry," the Government's Chief Construction Advisor has told a Parliamentary Reception.  more info

02/04/14 - Calling all EFIA members!!

The B/201 committee responsible for the fencing standards BS1722, after laying dormant for a couple of years, was revived and held its first meeting under the Chair of Ian Ripley last week.  more info

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