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Editor's pick of the week

Safety is top of the agenda again this week as the Tory party outlines its plans to privatise HSE inspections.

Under proposals contractors could be the ‘masters of their own destiny’ as they would be able to secure immunity from Health and Safety inspections.

Would you welcome privatised safety inspections? Click on our poll and tell us what you think.

In other news, Transport for London is facing a crunch meeting with contractors this week after announcing a raft of cuts to work and a delay in the Victoria station upgrade.

One in four steel firms could go bust, British Constructional Steelwork Association director general Derek Tordoff warned this week.

Carillion has also missed out on a spot on the £250 million Highways Agency’s Midlands Framework 3.

Subscribers to Construction News will receive an in-depth look at which political party is likely to do more for the construction industry with a look at government construction spending since 1945. With a general election approaching it may help you cast your vote..

Also find out about seaside building in this week’s winning work.

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Nick Edwards
Construction News