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15/07/13 - Workloads expected to rise modestly in the coming year

Total workloads ticked up in the first three months of 2013 Workload expectations are positive for the coming 12 months Rising input costs keep a lid on profit margin expectations The Q1 2013 RICS Construction Market Survey shows that total workloads edged up over the quarter.  more info

09/07/13 - Construction industry fatalities drop - Health and Safety Executive

The number of fatal injuries in the construction industry has fallen, according to new figures from the Health and Safety Executive.  more info

09/07/13 - SMEs still struggling with payment and cashflow

Despite the government’s pledges to invest in the industry, cashflow and funding are still providing major challenges for SMEs, says Peter Vinden, and the chancellor should have done more.  more info

03/07/13 - HSS Acquires UK Platforms

HSS Hire Services Group (HSS), the national supplier of tools, equipment and related services, has acquired UK Platforms, the powered access specialist, from the Haulotte Group.  more info

03/07/13 - Call For Firms To Prepare For Climate Change

Defra is calling on businesses, local councils and communities to get ready for climate change and extreme weather in a report published today, as part of the Government's National Adaptation Programme report.  more info

03/07/13 - Labour Supports Campaign To Ensure Construction Workers Are Safe

Ed Miliband the leader of the Labour party has backed a campaign to reverse the Tory-led government’s attacks on health and safety and ensure construction workers are safe at work.  more info

03/07/13 - Customers Best Protected By Written Contracts - FMB

Written contracts for building work is the best option for consumers wanting to protect themselves from unscrupulous tradesmen, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the publication of the Draft Consumer Rights Bill.  more info

03/07/13 - FMB Welcomes Funding To Boost The Welsh Construction Industry

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has welcomed the announcement by Edwina Hart, Wales's Minister for Economy, Science & Transport Minister, of a £10 million Property Development Fund aimed at supporting smaller scale property ventures and providing a boost to the Welsh construction industry.  more info

03/07/13 - Cash Boost For Small Construction Firms

A pilot scheme which launched two months ago to help small businesses and sole traders secure credit has helped 200 firms to date.  more info

03/07/13 - Two arrests in CSCS fraud investigation

Two men have been accused of fraud relating to the CITB’s health safety and environment test and CSCS cards after a multi-agency investigation.  more info

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