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Hinkley site hit by “deskilling” row over electricians

Construction Enquirer News Rank-and-file electricians stage first demonstrations outside EDF offices Rank-and-file electricians have started a series of demonstrations against plans to “deskill” the industry. The row has erupted over proposals to introduce a new grade...

US central bank payment system down for ‘hours’

BBC News - Business The crash came as the bank faces pressure to keep pace with changes fuelled by Bitcoin and other digital currencies. The crash came as the bank faces pressure to keep pace with changes fuelled by Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Read More

Vauxhall: Crunch talks to save Ellesmere Port plant continue

BBC News - Business Vauxhall's parent company has previously said its fate depends on the government's commitment to the car industry. Vauxhall's parent company has previously said its fate depends on the government's commitment to the car industry. Read More

Palantir: NHS faces legal action over data firm contract

BBC News - Business Controversial data-crunching firm Palantir's deal with the UK health service is under the spotlight. Controversial data-crunching firm Palantir's deal with the UK health service is under the spotlight. Read More

Biden orders 100-day review amid supply chain strains

BBC News - Business The United States has grappled with shortages of medical gear and computer chips, among other items. The United States has grappled with shortages of medical gear and computer chips, among other items. Read More

J S Wright bags M&E package from Hill in south London

Construction Enquirer News Specialist lands latest building services deal Building services specialist J S Wright is to equip the first phase of a new housing development in south London. J S Wright will provide the mechanical services for 16 energy efficient...

WJ Group lands another markings deal from BEAR Scotland

Construction Enquirer News South East Unit contracts lasts until 2028 at least WJ Group and BEAR Scotland have extended their longstanding relationship by confirming a strategic partnership on the Scottish Trunk Road Network Management Contract for the South East...

O’Donovan records a decade of FORS gold

Construction Enquirer News Waste disposal specialist proves dedication to road safety O’Donovan Waste Disposal has successfully achieved its Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold status for the tenth consecutive year. O’Donovan Waste is the first independent...

Nissan: Hundreds furloughed over parts shortage

BBC News - Business Late-shift work on one assembly line in Sunderland will be suspended for one week, the firm says. Late-shift work on one assembly line in Sunderland will be suspended for one week, the firm says. Read More

Fraudsters stepped up efforts in new year, HMRC figures show

BBC News - Business Con-artists claimed people could receive a tax rebate or a grant, as they tried to steal financial details. Con-artists claimed people could receive a tax rebate or a grant, as they tried to steal financial details. Read More

Hays Travel boss ‘shocked’ by husband’s sudden death

BBC News - Business Dame Irene Hays says tributes to her husband John have given her "determination" to carry on. Dame Irene Hays says tributes to her husband John have given her "determination" to carry on. Read More

Go-ahead for London Broadgate twin towers

Construction Enquirer News McAlpine is in line to build 37 and 22-storey towers at 2 Finsbury Avenue Developer British Land has secured planning consent for the next major office scheme at the Broadgate development in London. The 2 Finsbury Avenue (2FA) project...

London lane rental charging expands to pavements

Construction Enquirer News Utility firms to be charged £350 daily for works that impact pavement access London’s pioneering lane rental scheme aimed at reducing disruption from roadworks is being expanded to the pavements of the capital. The Department for Transport...

Graham lands M25 Essex upgrade deal worth £124m

Construction Enquirer News Construction to start this spring to ease congestion at J28 with A12 Graham has secured a £124m contract from Highways England to design and build critical improvement work to junction 28 of the M25 between the M25 and the A12 in Essex. Main...

Covid lockdown: ‘My closed hair salons cost me £1,000 a day’

BBC News - Business The hair and beauty industry is calling for a cut in VAT to help mend the sector's finances. The hair and beauty industry is calling for a cut in VAT to help mend the sector's finances. Read More

Cladding: Fire safety bill could leave leaseholders ‘bankrupt’

BBC News - Business Campaigners are backing a rebellion by Tory MPs to ensure leaseholders are protected from extra costs. Campaigners are backing a rebellion by Tory MPs to ensure leaseholders are protected from extra costs. Read More

Heathrow in £2bn loss as Covid ‘devastates’ air travel

BBC News - Business Passenger numbers in 2020 dropped to levels last seen in the 1970s, the UK's largest airport says. Passenger numbers in 2020 dropped to levels last seen in the 1970s, the UK's largest airport says. Read More

BAM bags Hythe leisure centre job in Kent

Construction Enquirer News Work to start on £27m Princes Parade leisure scheme in early 2022 Folkestone & Hythe District Council has appointed BAM Construction to build a leisure centre, promenade and infrastructure works at Hythe in Kent. The Princes Parade...

Brickwork firm Irvine-Whitlock to close down

Construction Enquirer News Owner Hanson decides to shut one of industry's best known bricklayers Brickwork contractor Irvine-Whitlock is closing after nearly 60 years in business. The specialist is one of the biggest names in the sector and is owned by Hanson. The...

Apple buys a company every three to four weeks

BBC News - Business The technology giant has bought around 100 companies in six years chief executive Tim Cook has revealed. The technology giant has bought around 100 companies in six years chief executive Tim Cook has revealed. Read More

Hinkley site hit by “deskilling” row over electricians

Construction Enquirer News Rank-and-file electricians stage first demonstrations outside EDF offices Rank-and-file electricians have started a series of demonstrations against plans to “deskill” the industry. The row has erupted over proposals to introduce a new grade...

US central bank payment system down for ‘hours’

BBC News - Business The crash came as the bank faces pressure to keep pace with changes fuelled by Bitcoin and other digital currencies. The crash came as the bank faces pressure to keep pace with changes fuelled by Bitcoin and other digital currencies. Read More

J S Wright bags M&E package from Hill in south London

Construction Enquirer News Specialist lands latest building services deal Building services specialist J S Wright is to equip the first phase of a new housing development in south London. J S Wright will provide the mechanical services for 16 energy efficient...

WJ Group lands another markings deal from BEAR Scotland

Construction Enquirer News South East Unit contracts lasts until 2028 at least WJ Group and BEAR Scotland have extended their longstanding relationship by confirming a strategic partnership on the Scottish Trunk Road Network Management Contract for the South East...

O’Donovan records a decade of FORS gold

Construction Enquirer News Waste disposal specialist proves dedication to road safety O’Donovan Waste Disposal has successfully achieved its Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) Gold status for the tenth consecutive year. O’Donovan Waste is the first independent...

Nissan: Hundreds furloughed over parts shortage

BBC News - Business Late-shift work on one assembly line in Sunderland will be suspended for one week, the firm says. Late-shift work on one assembly line in Sunderland will be suspended for one week, the firm says. Read More

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