CN Payment 100: Analysis
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For the first time, Construction News has used government data on contractors’ payment performance to reveal how long each company in the CN100 takes to pay suppliers. What can we learn from the data? David Price and Binyamin Ali investigate
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Willmott Dixon is delivering a concept building that is set to become a landmark for the University of Birmingham
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In February, the chief executive of a very large UK building contractor told an audience of supply chain bodies that, in light of the new duty-to-report payment legislation, he wanted his company to “be at the top of the payment league”.
As the UK’s largest player, Balfour Beatty is now the organisation that Whitehall should look to for signs of turbulence and strength in the construction sector.
The issue of climate change is more pressing than it has ever been before.
It is the government’s top priority to deliver a negotiated Brexit deal, but it is the job of a responsible government to ensure we are prepared for all scenarios, including no deal, and to support industry in planning for this.
‘Builders waiting for dark clouds to clear’. ‘UK construction takes Brexit hit’. ‘Construction sector goes into reverse as ‘Brexit anxiety’ takes a toll’.
Despite the uncertainty of Brexit, there’s a lot to be positive about in 2019 for the construction industry.
I am often asked about why image matters so much in the construction industry.
It’s no secret that the UK construction industry relies heavily on migrant labour.
There has been much talk in recent months about the government’s strategy on late payment, with frequent references to strengthening of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC).
Construction News recently reported Phillip King, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management, as saying Carillion was not reported to the Prompt Payment Code Compliance Board over its late payment to subcontractors.
With the recent focus on Brexit, you’d be forgiven for missing some significant changes in the industry.
Morgan Sindall boss John Morgan is the latest CEO to tell Construction News about his company preparing for both a change in contracting model and attitudes towards the retention of cash.