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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 - 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

03/07/13 - New Revised CIJC Working Rule Agreement Comes Into Effect

A new revised and amended edition of the Construction Industry Joint Council (CIJC) Working Rule Agreement came into effect from today 1st May.  more info

01/03/13 - Construction Industry will not match its 2007 peak until 2022

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

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

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