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UK skills shortage sees firms hiring £1k-a-week foreign bricklayers

Building companies in the UK have hired Portuguese bricklayers on £1,000-a-week wages because of a ...

Published 9 December 2014

John Laing mulls over new Balfour Beatty approach

John Laing Infrastructure Fund (JLIF) has said it is still in the hunt to acquire Balfour Beatty’s ...

Published 8 December 2014

What does new quarterly reporting to tackle false self-employment mean for construction?

From April 2015 employment intermediaries will have to send HMRC quarterly reports that contain de ...

Published 8 December 2014

Glasgow firm wins industry apprentice accolade

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has awarded the Large Employer of the Year (Scotla ...

Published 8 December 2014

Builders Merchants' Federation meets SNP

The Builders Merchants' Federation (BMF) met with the Scottish National Party to give government m ...

Published 8 December 2014

Building Briefs – December 8th

New 125 bed hotel planned for Lerwick The former NHS Shetland headquarters in Lerwick look set to ...

Published 8 December 2014

Charity loses liability challenge in windfarm planning decision

An environmental charity which is seeking to challenge a decision to grant planning permission for a ...

Published 8 December 2014

RJ McLeod wins £31m Selkirk flood protection contract

RJ McLeod has been announced as the successful bidder for main construction works on Selkirk's £31. ...

Published 8 December 2014

Morrison Construction boss named Forth Replacement Crossing project director

Former chief engineer of Morrison Construction, Michael Martin, has been named as project director ...

Published 8 December 2014

Robertson begins new distillery & visitor centre for The Macallan

Robertson Group has begun work on a new £100m iconic distillery and visitor centre at The Macalla ...

Published 5 December 2014

Galliford Try reclassified as house builder

Galliford Try has today said it has been notified by FTSE Client Services that the Group will be rec ...

Published 5 December 2014

Building Briefs – December 5th

Plans to expand Edinburgh trams network to Leith Councillors are set to consider whether the tram n ...

Published 5 December 2014

Joiner who could not remember fall from ladder awarded damages after employer found liable

A joiner who suffered a head injury and a broken wrist in a fall at work has been awarded more than ...

Published 5 December 2014

Site selected for new East Renfrewshire high school campus

Work on the new Barrhead High School in East Renfrewshire is to start next year after a new site was ...

Published 5 December 2014

RGU sells Schoolhill building to luxury hotel chain

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has announced it has sold part of its Schoolhill premises in Aberde ...

Published 5 December 2014