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The latest construction industry news that matters most to SME business leaders.

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Revealed: Industry giants stockpiling ahead of BrexitSubscription

Developers, contractors and specialists are all stockpiling materials ahead of Britain leaving the European Union, Construction News can reveal.

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.

Morrisroe tipped to buy Cementation Skanska

Morrisroe tipped to buy Cementation SkanskaSubscription

Morrisroe is in talks to buy Cementation Skanska, sources have told Construction News.

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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.

Minister: Retentions policy to change 'very soon'-CN Summit 2018-Richard Harrington

Minister: Retentions policy to change 'very soon'Subscription

Construction minister Richard Harrington has told day one of the Construction News Summit that the government will make an announcement on changes to retentions “very soon”.

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Byrne Group finance director departsSubscription

Byrne Group’s finance director Daren Harris has stepped down from his role at the firm.

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Forrest Group denies administration rumoursSubscription

North-west contractor Forrest Group has been forced to deny rumours it could be placed in administration after admitting having entered discussions over a refinancing deal.

Council uncovers major Carillion failings on £123m deal

Council uncovers major Carillion failings on £123m dealSubscription

Oxfordshire County Council has found a catalogue of failings including missing certificates and fire safety issues following an audit of work conducted by Carillion.

Top specialists taking over 50 days to pay invoices

Top specialists taking over 50 days to pay invoicesSubscription

Several major specialist contractors are taking more than 50 days to pay their suppliers, with one demolition firm averaging over 100 days, new data has revealed. 

Mace boss: Name and shame late-paying clients-Mark Reynolds

Mace boss: Name and shame late-paying clientsSubscription

Mace chief executive Mark Reynolds has called for late-paying clients to be named and shamed.