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Construction cartels targeted in new CMA campaignSubscription

Cartel tip offs are up by a third according to new data released by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

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Council to sue Highways England over 'substandard' road claimSubscription

North Yorkshire County Council will drag Highways England through the courts in a bid to recover £7m it spent on repairs following the alleged “substandard” construction of a multi-million-pound road.

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Worker wins 'groundbreaking' victory in payroll caseSubscription

Unite the Union has won what it calls a “groundbreaking victory” after successfully appealing a case concerning an alleged “unlawful deduction of wages”.

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Redrow fined £500k after scaffolder killed by tipper truckSubscription

Redrow and WPI Civil Engineering have been fined a total of £918,000 after a scaffolder was killed on site.

Highways England wins legal battle against M25 contractor

Highways England wins legal battle against M25 contractorSubscription

Highways England has won a long-running legal dispute with its M25 contractor Connect Plus over additional payment claims made by the client to the joint venture for response work following major incidents.

Didcot collapse inquest: Police consider corporate manslaughter

Didcot collapse inquest: Police consider corporate manslaughterSubscription

Police are continuing to consider potential corporate manslaughter offences as part of an ongoing investigation into the collapse at Didcot Power Station which left four Coleman & Company employees dead.

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Laing O'Rourke JV settled £68m claims on problem Canada jobSubscription

The Laing O’Rourke JV behind a multi-billion-pound hospital in Canada has now reached settlements on claims totalling CAD$118m (£68m) with subcontractors on the problem project.

MPs blast Carillion pension policy as KPMG faces probe

MPs blast Carillion pension policy as KPMG faces probeSubscription

MPs have accused Carillion of trying to “wriggle out” of pension contributions for the “last 10 years”.

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Laing O'Rourke JV faces £47m claims on problem Canada jobSubscription

Exclusive: More than a dozen subcontractors working on Laing O’Rourke’s problem hospital job in Canada have submitted claims totalling CAD$82m (£47m) for unpaid work, Construction News can reveal.

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TfL and Network Rail back disputes avoidance schemeSubscription

Transport for London and Network Rail have teamed up with industry institutions to launch an initiative to slash the number of disputes in construction.

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Death on Devon site sees firm fined £100k Subscription

A Devon-based construction firm has been fined £100,000 over the death of one its workers who fell from a roof.