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Late payment 'disease' slammed by government SME tsar_Paul Uppal

Late payment 'disease' slammed by government SME tsarSubscription

The government’s small business commissioner has told MPs commercial relationships between big and small companies are “diseased”.

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Regulation

Carillion University of Birmingham Library 15

Talking points: Your comments on the big storiesSubscription

Carillion has continued to hog the headlines in the past seven days but debate among CN readers has broadened to look at the wider implications and what needs to change.

Barry Hembling partner Fladgate

Rail projects: 3 mistakes your team must avoidSubscription

The sector holds many demons but disputes over complex contracts and tricky engineering can be dodged with a few sensible steps.

Gurbinder Grewal partner Dentons

Clearly worded contracts prove their weight in gold againSubscription

Does the wording of your contract reflect your intentions? A recent case shows why contractors should be wary.

Jason Bleasdale partner Clyde and Co

Is air quality the next asbestos?Subscription

With air quality high on the agenda – especially in London – could it turn out be the construction industry’s next asbestos?