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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

Alexandra Reid senior associate Winckworth Sherwood

Why diverging contracts can leave tier ones exposedSubscription

Bespoke agreements can work but if tier ones amend a provision in one contract, they must make changes to others or risk finding themselves exposed, explains Alexandra Reid. 

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Grosvenor hotel upgrade shows what clients wantSubscription

Sustainable refurbs are the hospitality sector’s big trend and offer huge potential for contractors. Lucy Alderson looks at the £50m green revamp of Park Lane’s Grosvenor House to find out more.

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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.