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Insight: Late payment

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Subcontractors: How payment data shifts the power balanceSubscription

The supply chain can now see exactly how tier ones perform on payment. Binyamin Ali assesses what this means for contracting and how subcontractors can use the data to their advantage.

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Late payment: Is history repeating itself?Subscription

For much of the 70s and 80s, construction firms were among the most vulnerable businesses in the UK. With Carillion and late payment once again exposing the sector’s high-risk nature, Lucy Alderson discovers the realities being faced by subcontractors across the industry.

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ISG goes modern to upgrade 10 schools in 24 monthsSubscription

Manchester City Council urgently needs a substantial injection of school places – and ISG has backed modern methods of construction to deliver them.

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Construction's most common medical conditions: What to doSubscription

From 2014 to 2017, some 80,000 construction workers reported suffering from a medical condition caused or made worse by their work. Lucy Alderson looks at the most common problems – and best practice for tackling them.

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Week in numbers: Carillion cladding and Balfour's fortunesSubscription

A look at the numbers behind Balfour Beatty’s half-year results, Interserve’s US-based EfW partner and the cost of replacement cladding on a Carillion development.

Karen Woodward deputy director National Apprenticeship Service

New standards take apprenticeships up a notch

The widely reported skills crisis and lack of fresh recruits in construction is not new news to us, and most recently the Chartered Institute of Building stated that the industry will need to find 157,000 new recruits by 2021 to keep up with demand.

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