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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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What's next for CSCS cards?Subscription

With so much recent change to the certification scheme, chief executive Graham Wren summarises the strategy and sets out what the future will hold.

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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A new credit crunch? What’s next for bank lending to constructionSubscription

In 2015, outstanding loans to construction firms stood at just over £37bn. By August this year, they had fallen to £32.6bn. Why does lending appear to be in decline and where is this trend heading? Lucy Alderson investigates.

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Tier one performance: Data reveals fewer projects built on timeSubscription

Looking at one of the most challenging periods for construction on record, a new report reveals the full impact on the industry’s key performance indicators.

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Fight for fit-out: Smaller jobs open new battlefrontSubscription

ISG subsidiary Agility is barely two years old and turning over £80m a year. So why are smaller fit-out firms having success and who’s competing in this space? Binyamin Ali investigates

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Ex-offenders: The solution to the skills crisis?Subscription

The Ministry of Justice wants ex-offenders to enter construction as it tries to reduce re-offending rates. But what exactly is being done and can it be successful? Lucy Alderson visits HMP Brixton to find out more

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Persimmon: Lessons from jilted JeffSubscription

Jeff Fairburn has been sacked (or ‘asked to resign’) for taking a ludicrous bonus by the company that gave him said ludicrous bonus.