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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
Prison targets HS2 with inmate training facilitySubscription
HMP Brixton is “actively seeking” a partner to set up a facility in the prison grounds that could be used to train offenders to work on projects such as HS2 after release.
Could construction save the government £15bn?Subscription
Every year, re-offending criminals cost the government around £15bn.
Booming Manchester: 5 projects to watchSubscription
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?
Real solutions to the gender shortfallSubscription
VolkerWessels UK chief finance officer Naomi Connell knows a thing or two about challenging working environments.
Turkish facade specialist Metal Yapi has scooped a £24m contract for facade work on Mace’s £180m East Village N06 scheme in Stratford.
Galliard Homes has launched a £500m Birmingham housing programme in partnership with Apsley House Capital.
CCS launches drugs and alcohol programmeSubscription
The Considerate Constructors Scheme has launched a new online course for contractors to become more informed about drugs and alcohol across the industry.
We're in the dark on drugs and alcoholSubscription
It’s baffling that there is only one piece of major research into how drugs and alcohol is affecting the construction industry – and even that report is more than two years old.
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.