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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
An innovative approach to public sector procurement that started in Scotland is now making waves for two English councils on the south coast – with major implications for public clients.
Drugs and alcohol: What's happening on site?Subscription
A third of construction operatives have seen someone under the influence on site. Lucy Alderson speaks to workers and experts to identify where enforcement is falling short and assess the scale of the problem.
The UK’s alcohol consumption is declining – but is construction following suit? Binyamin Ali investigates industry attitudes to drinking to find out how much action is being taken and just how far the sector has come.
On Friday it was announced that Crossrail’s chief executive Simon Wright was to be replaced by Mark Wild – the project’s third chief executive this year. CN examines the backdrop to the latest change at the top.
There were plenty of announcements in the chancellor’s 2018 Budget that will have an impact on the construction industry.
After Wylfa’s developer announced three more appointments this week, CN recaps what the plans involve, who’s on site and what happens next.
Manchester is providing a wealth of work for contractors to target – but who is already working on the city’s biggest schemes and which jobs should companies keep an eye on?
Interserve revealed today that it made a £6m pre-tax loss for the first half of 2018.