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01/03/13 - Cash Flow Situation Worsens

Almost a third of North East SMEs are struggling with cash flow problems, a new report has claimed, with the late payment culture being blamed in most cases.  more info

28/02/13 - HSE Begins Safety Clampdown On Construction Sites

Unsafe practices on construction sites are to be targeted as part of a national initiative aimed at reducing death, injury and ill health.  more info

22/01/13 - 60,000 Construction Jobs Lost In 2012

With sixty thousand jobs lost, and a 9% fall in output, 2012 saw UK construction tip back deep into recession.  more info

15/01/13 - Deepening Construction Crisis is Threatening UK Economic Recovery

The estimated total volume of construction output in the third quarter of 2012 fell by 2.6 per cent compared with the second quarter of 2012.  more info

15/11/12 - NFB Calls For Urgent Action To Help Construction SMEs

The NFB has called for urgent government action to help construction SMEs to rebuild the economy, following the latest figures from the Office of National Statistics on construction output.  more info

22/10/12 - Industry hits back over new HSE fees

Construction firms have criticised the Health and Safety Executive’s new fee for intervention regime, saying it will lead to higher costs and negatively impact smaller outfits.  more info

27/09/12 - Pressure on margins to continue for another 12 months

Tender prices have further to fall over the next 12 months before an upturn in demand starts pushing up the prices contractors can pass on, according to the latest quarterly five-year forecast from the Building Cost Information Service, part of the RICS.  more info

27/09/12 - Squeezing subbies hurts the whole supply chain

News that Keepmoat has extended payment terms for its suppliers will depress subcontractors around the country who are already struggling to cope with less work.  more info

27/09/12 - Consultation On Changes To Simplify RIDDOR Launched

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a 12-week consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify the reporting of injuries, diseases and dangerous occurrences.  more info

27/09/12 - Banks' lending to construction down almost 10pc

Bank lending to construction firms shrank by 9.3 per cent in the past three months, with a 1.3 per cent contraction last month.  more info

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