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Supply chain

Supply chain news

HS2: Contractor rejects tier two role on phase one John Homer

HS2: Contractor rejects tier two role on phase oneSubscription

The boss of a major contractor has rejected working for HS2’s phase one joint ventures because it would mean serving in a tier two role.

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Regulation

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Black market construction exposed: Where modern slavery startsSubscription

Sites across the UK are complicit in the exploitation of undocumented workers – most of them from overseas. CN has spent six months investigating the industry’s hidden black market – and why prosecutions are so rare

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Bogus workers and the hidden threat of site card fraudSubscription

A recent case has highlighted an emerging problem: bogus or fraudulently obtained skills cards are being used by workers to access sites. Binyamin Ali investigates the true scale of the problem – and how the industry is fighting back.