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ISG warns that its problems linger on

1 Dec 2015: ISG has revealed that it spoke too soon when it said it had resolved its construction problems. more »

Restoration of Parliament: Have your say

1 Dec 2015: Public opinion is being formally canvassed on options for the refurbishment of the Palace of Westminster. more »

Willmott Dixon names replacement for long-serving Canney

1 Dec 2015: Former Laing O’Rourke director Philip Wainwright is joining Willmott Dixon as finance director after a brief sojourn at Byrne Group. more »

Maintenance failings cost South West Water £300k

1 Dec 2015: South West Water has been fined £300,000 after polluting a Devon watercourse due to a lack of basic maintenance. more »

Murphy director retires after 40 years

1 Dec 2015: After more than 40 years with the company and 25 years as a main board director, James O'Callaghan has retired from J Murphy & Sons. more »

New network looks to expand drone usage

1 Dec 2015: The availability of drones for construction surveys is set to grow with the launch of a new service being described as an 'Uber for drones'. more »

Driver makes changes at Initiate

1 Dec 2015: Construction consultant Driver Group has appointed Gordon Wilkinson as chief operating officer of Initiate Consulting and a member of the Driver Group executive board. more »

One in three builders fears apprentice bureaucracy

30 Nov 2015: One in three smaller building firms reckon that taking on apprentices is not worth the bother. more »

Government accelerates plans for HS2 to Crewe

30 Nov 2015: The HS2 high speed rail link connecting Crewe to Birmingham will open six years ahead of schedule in 2027, the government said today. more »

Builders' merchants see sales rise

30 Nov 2015: UK builders’ merchants saw their sales grow nearly 3% year-on-year in the thrid quarter of 2015, according to data from the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). more »

Boost for Carillion’s growth plans

30 Nov 2015: Carillion now has a £1.4bn war chest at its disposal to fund expansion after renewing its main banking facility on improved terms. more »

HMRC delays are driving up CIS registrations

30 Nov 2015: Record numbers of builders are registering for the Construction Industry Scheme to be paid gross. more »

Former Balfour Beatty CEO joins Cory

30 Nov 2015: The banks that took over waste management group Cory Environmental have brought in former Balfour Beatty boss Nick Pollard as chief executive. more »

#CyberMonday £10 special offer

30 Nov 2015: Due to overwhelming demand, The Construction Index is extending its Black Friday magazine offer into Cyber Monday. more »

Energy firm moves into construction

27 Nov 2015: Welsh renewable energy company Coast2Coast Group has launched a construction division. more »

Contractor fined £14k for worker’s cement burns

27 Nov 2015: A 54-year-old construction worker had to spend 12 days in hospital after suffering severe cement burns to his knees while laying concrete flooring. more »

Birmingham City University campus plans move forward

27 Nov 2015: Plans for a £41m development at Birmingham City University’s campus in Edgbaston have been approved by city planners. more »

Persimmon reveals five-year plan

27 Nov 2015: Persimmon has unveiled plans to build more than 80,000 new homes in the next five years. more »

Chancellor stands firm on construction workers' tax whammy

26 Nov 2015: The chancellor made a U-turn on controversial cuts to tax credits but there was no reversal of plans to scrap tax relief on travel and subsistence expenses for freelance workers. more »

Adonis calls spending review ‘a welcome start’

26 Nov 2015: National Infrastructure Commission chairman Lord Adonis has described chancellor George Osborne’s spending review as “a welcome step in the right direction " but it is only a start”. more »

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