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August 9, 2019

Tokyo Olympics construction worker dies from suspected heatstroke

Japan’s capital has had temperatures above 31C for two weeks, prompting fears for 2020 Games’ athletes Heatstroke is suspected in the death of a worker at […]
August 7, 2019

Eurozone construction sector held back by Germany in July

The Eurozone construction sector grew marginally in July despite activity falling in Germany for the first time in nine months. The construction purchasing managers’ index (PMI), […]
August 6, 2019

Major change: the VAT reverse charge for building and construction services

The domestic reverse charge – referred to as the reverse charge – is a major change to the way VAT will be collected in the building […]
August 2, 2019

UK construction sector suffers ‘disastrous’ blow as downturn deepens

The UK’s construction industry activity sank for the fifth time in six months in July as economists all but ruled out a swift turnaround, a closely-followed […]
July 29, 2019

Insurance crisis spreads across construction

Contractors are being forced  out of business by a lack of insurance cover or massive hikes in premiums. Worried companies have contacted the Enquirer in a bid to […]
July 26, 2019

Are contractors obliged to stop work during heatwaves?

With temperatures climbing above 30 degrees again later this week, do construction companies have an obligation to stop work when temperatures become too hot? Amanda Stubbs […]
July 25, 2019

Crossrail cost tops £14bn with 16 months at least to go

Crossrail has filed its latest construction cost updates to Parliament showing the project has cost nearly £14bn to build so far up to the end of […]
July 24, 2019

Accident rates among electrical contractors fall 90%

Latest figures collected by the Joint Industry Board on behalf of trade body ECA and Unite the Union show the rate of RIDDOR-reportable accidents fell once […]
July 11, 2019

Increased use of data in construction

A new report has revealed that 64% of those in the construction industry believe that their ability to gather and analyse data has improved or improved […]