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HS2 'tried to settle legal challenge' with shortlist shake-up

HS2 'tried to settle legal challenge' with shortlist shake-upSubscription

HS2 considered adding a company to its £2.75bn rolling stock shortlist in a bid to resolve a High Court claim, documents from a legal challenge against the client’s procurement processes have alleged.

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Mark Evill guilty of £700k contract fraud disguised with U2 namesSubscription

An NHS manager has admitted to setting up a construction firm named after his dog and then awarding it contracts as part of a £700,000 fraud.

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Contractor fined £250k for unlicensed asbestos workSubscription

Norwich-based Y Construction Ltd has been fined £250,000 for carrying out unlicensed asbestos cleaning work.

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Teen's severed finger lands builder with £10,000 penaltySubscription

A Cornish builder has been fined £1,120 and ordered to pay £8,489 in costs after one of his employees had a finger chopped off and others severely damaged by a circular saw.

Ten charged in Lakehouse fire alarm fraud probe

Ten charged in Lakehouse fire alarm fraud probeSubscription

Ten people have been charged following a police investigation into claims of fraud by Lakehouse employees relating to fire alarm installations in Hackney.

Carillion: Big four accountants face competition probe

Carillion: Big four accountants face competition probeSubscription

The Competition and Markets Authority has launched a review of the audit sector in the wake of Carillion liquidations and concerns over conflict of interest in the sector.

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Director given 15-year ban and suspended prison termSubscription

A Midlands-based director has been handed a six-month suspended prison sentence and the maximum directorial ban of 15 years for breaking the terms of an existing disqualification.

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Firm fined £80k for health and safety failingsSubscription

Westminster Magistrates’ Court has fined a construction firm and banned its managing director for breaching health and safety laws.

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Bristol firm fined for unlicensed asbestos removalSubscription

A Bristol construction firm has been fined £7,000 for carrying out unlicensed asbestos work while redevelop a pub.

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Fingers chopped cleaning saw land firm with £40k fineSubscription

A construction firm has been fined £40,000 after one of its workers had three fingers partially amputated following an incident involving a band resaw.

Willmott hit with £1.25m carbon monoxide exposure fine

Willmott hit with £1.25m carbon monoxide exposure fineSubscription

Willmott Dixon’s residential arm, Willmott Partnership Homes, has been fined £1.25m for exposing members of the public to carbon monoxide fumes.