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Bill proposes greater security for SME construction contractors A change to the way UK construction companies deal with contractors may be imminent as MPs get set to debate the second reading of a proposed new Bill later this month. The Construction (Retention Deposit Schemes) Bill is seeking to ensure retention money (payments to contractors that are withheld for an agreed period of time after the completion of a project) is held in a ring-fenced trust. According to construction law experts at Manchester firm Slater Heelis the Bill, if passed, will offer greater financial security to SME construction contractors. Matt Grellier, head of construction & [...]
Mon, Apr 23, 2018
City of York Council is terminating its £9m Guildhall development contract with Interserve. The two stage contract has been ended after costs came in over budget on the first stage. The council said: “The first phase has now completed and the council has reflected on the current approach to developing this complex and historic site. “As a result, the construction phase will not progress and instead, the council will consider options before inviting new bids from the market.” Interserve was working with SES Engineering Services and hosted a supply chain event late last year to find subcontractors after being awarded the deal last August. Construction [...]
Fri, Apr 20, 2018
A specialist asbestos company has been fined after failing to detect asbestos at a demolition site. Greater Manchester Magistrates' Court heard how EAS Asbestos Limited were commissioned to conduct refurbishment and demolition surveys by Mercer Brother Limited who were demolishing garages for Hyndburn Homes. EAS Asbestos stated in their surveys that asbestos was only present in the cement roof sheets, there were no areas that could not be accessed, and that there was no asbestos insulation board present in the garages. On Wednesday 1 February 2017, the demolition of the garages went ahead but work was immediately stopped when suspect material was found. Another [...]
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
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