Issue : 23 July 2009
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But the High Court has also ruled, aside from its dealings with Crest Nicholson, the OFT acted fairly by implementing a fast track offer in its major cover pricing investigation.
A stalled hotel project on the Strand, central London, has been put into receivership after months of inactivity and legal disputes.
An informal support network for blacklisted building workers has been established following a meeting this week at Westminster.
Firms 'must drive a hard bargain'Subscription
Driving a hard bargain may be essential if public and private-sector construction companies are to survive the recession, according to research.
A £1.1 billion plan to electrify two major rail lines has been formally unveiled by the Government today.
Carillion wins £275m Oman parliament jobSubscription
Carillion has clinched a £275 million parliament project in Oman.
Blacklist: firms’ invoices revealedSubscription
Skanska and Sir Robert McAlpine were both invoiced more than £25,000 by blacklist firm during 2008
Firms distance themselves from dataSubscription
Contractors Morgan Est and Bam Construct are among a host of contractors trying to distance themselves from the blacklisting scandal, with claims they were “non-active members” of the Consulting Association.
Ian Kerr's £5,000 fine met with industry shockSubscription
The £5,000 fine handed down to Ian Kerr, who controlled a construction worker blacklist accessed by some of the industry’s biggest companies, has been met with shock by legal experts and safety lobbyists alike
Contractors escape FOI extension – for nowSubscription
Contractors in the public sector have this week escaped an extension of the Freedom of Information Act to cover their work, but the Government has not ruled out their possible inclusion under the laws in the future.