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Build UK - the new organisation formed from the merger of the UK Contractor's Group and the National Specialist Contractor's Council - members met for the first time on 21 October and unanimously agreed a number of policy proposals to move forward on key industry issues including pre-qualification and payment.  more info

23/09/15 - UK Contractors Group Merger with National Specialist Contractors Council

The new trade body representing the interests of both main contractors and specialist contractors will be called Build UK.  more info

23/02/15 - HSE appoints new chief inspector of construction

Mr Baker is currently head of HSE’s chemicals, explosives and microbiological hazards division. He will take up the role on 1 April, replacing acting interim chief inspector Mr White.  more info

14/01/15 - David Cameron pledges £15bn UK 'roads revolution'

The Prime Minister was today expected to tell the CBI’s annual conference that the government’s Roads Investment Strategy would see investment in over 100 projects by the end of the decade.  more info

14/01/15 - CITB reveals new ‘streamlined’ eight-member board

Skills minister Nick Boles has appointed five women and three men to the CITB’s new eight-member board of trustees to “revolutionise” how the training body operates and promote increased diversity.  more info

27/11/14 - Clegg Calls For Abandoned Buildings To Be 'Brought Back To Life'

The Deputy Prime Minister wants to find temporary uses for vacant buildings in the Northern cities and bring abandoned buildings 'back to life'.  more info

27/11/14 - Fair Payment Is A Still Major Issue In The Construction Industry - FMB

Fair payment is still a major issue in the construction industry, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).  more info

27/11/14 - Crossrail Stations To Be 'Step Free'

£14 million from the Government is to be invested to make all of the stations on the Crossrail scheme 'step free'.  more info

24/10/14 - NSCC Payment Survey

Following the publication of the Construction Supply Chain Payment Charter earlier this year, NSCC has launched a major payment survey to benchmark the current state of payment practices in the specialist sector.  more info

24/10/14 - Site Welfare

Welfare on site – what you need to know as a busy fencer. Provisions for site welfare are important:  ignoring the welfare of your employees can have serious consequences, not least miserable staff, at worst significant fines can be levied.  more info

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