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Feature: Skills

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Bogus workers and the hidden threat of site card fraudSubscription

A recent case has highlighted an emerging problem: bogus or fraudulently obtained skills cards are being used by workers to access sites. Binyamin Ali investigates the true scale of the problem – and how the industry is fighting back.

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Galliford's Carillion road takeover uncovers 12,000-year historySubscription

The Lincoln Eastern Bypass has required a staggering £10m of archaeological works as well as overcome the liquidation of its main contractor.

Steel prices: What's driving them and what's next?

Steel prices: What's driving them and what's next?Subscription

Trump’s tariffs, Chinese over-production and Brexit: Steel is at the centre of global geopolitics. What does this mean for the price of steel? Binyamin Ali and Lucy Alderson report

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Week in numbers: Kier sale, HS2 cost and TfL lossSubscription

Kier’s Australian disposal, HS2 phase two savings, Crossrail delay losses: all the critical figures underpinning the week’s top stories.

Alexandra Reid senior associate Winckworth Sherwood

Why diverging contracts can leave tier ones exposedSubscription

Bespoke agreements can work but if tier ones amend a provision in one contract, they must make changes to others or risk finding themselves exposed, explains Alexandra Reid. 

Oliver Tobin associate Fladgate

Can a liquidated contractor use adjudication to chase debts?Subscription

A recent decision appears to have major implications for financial claims by insolvent companies – but leaves some questions unanswered, explains Oliver Tobin.