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Balfour loses damages dispute over 'practical completion'

Balfour loses damages dispute over 'practical completion'Subscription

Balfour Beatty has lost a dispute with the University of Warwick over the interpretation of ‘practical completion’.

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Director banned for taking payments as liquidation loomedSubscription

A builder has been banned for six years after taking £190,000 from clients despite knowing his business was on the brink of collapse.

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Drylining director given seven-year banSubscription

The director of a Manchester-based drylining subcontractor has been given a seven-year directorial ban for failing to declare all of his tax liabilities.

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Director jailed over sale of prohibited paint stripperSubscription

A company director has been sentenced to 10 months in prison for the sale of a paint stripper and a plant protection product containing prohibited substances.

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Balfour Beatty fined £333k after worker crushedSubscription

Balfour Beatty and London Underground have been fined £433,000 after a worker suffered life-changing injuries when his pelvis was crushed in an incident at Whitechapel station.

Rydon firm sues London hospital over cancelled contract

Rydon firm sues London hospital over cancelled contractSubscription

A subsidiary of Rydon has launched legal action against a north London NHS trust after it pulled out of a £300m strategic partnership contract.

Minister bans combustible cladding as councils given power over private blocks

Minister bans combustible cladding as councils given power over private blocksSubscription

The government has banned combustible materials from new high-rise blocks and given extra power to local authorities to force through work to replace unsafe cladding. 

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Amey refuses to pay disputed £60m roads billSubscription

Amey has refused to pay Birmingham City Council money the authority has claimed it overpaid for maintenance work.

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Contractor fined after man dies falling through unmarked voidSubscription

A London building firm has been fined after a chauffeur died when he fell through a void in the floor of a property undergoing renovation.

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Diane Abbott: CN report 'shocking indictment of exploitation'Subscription

Shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has described CN’s investigation into modern slavery as a “shocking indictment” of worker exploitation.

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Worker exploitation reports surge, Met slavery taskforce revealsSubscription

Exclusive: The Metropolitan Police has seen a massive increase in allegations of labour exploitation and modern slavery, Construction News can reveal.