Issue : 24 September 2009
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More than £4bn of work to cover fines Subscription
Contractors fined £129.5 million by the Office of Fair Trading have reacted angrily to the punishment which they need to secure more than £4 billion of work to earn back.
OFT fines “could be just the start”Subscription
Contractors have been warned that the £130 million in fines handed down by the Office of Fair Trading could be “just the start” for implicated firms, as fears rise about potential blacklisting and damages claims from angry clients.
BEMA shortlist announcedSubscription
The Built Environment Marketing Awards shortlist has been revealed.
Six battle for St Helens stadium contractSubscription
Six unnamed contractors have been shortlisted to build St Helens rugby league club’s 17,980-capacity stadium.
Project bank accounts consultation launchedSubscription
The Joint Contracts Tribunal has launched a consultation aimed at increasing the use of project bank accounts and improving prompt payment practices across the industry.
The £380 million takeover of US consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff will allow Balfour Beatty to get involved with projects at a much earlier stage, according to an industry analyst.
Waste not want notSubscription
Bourne Steel has been supplying and erecting more than 2,000 tonnes of steelwork for the construction of the UK’s largest waste facility.
The Scottish government is under increasing pressure to guarantee the future of major infrastructure projects after scrapping plans for a £400 million Glasgow Airport Rail Link.
Scramble for Midlands work worth £300mSubscription
More than 10 firms are vying for a spot on a four-year Midlands roads framework worth up to £300 million
Contractors positive about low carbon reviewSubscription
The imminent review of the impact construction has on the UK economy will give contractors “a very important opportunity” to air their views to Government, the UK Contractors Group has said.