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Health & Wellbeing

Business owners depressed and suicidal due to late payment

An industry-wide survey has shown the impact of late and unfair payment on mental health in construction.  Nine out of 10 business owners across construction suffer a range of mental health issues due to payment and other business pressures, according

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News

Dundee scaffolding company disqualified

The Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, Claire Gilmore, has disqualified a Dundee based scaffolding company and its director for five years following the repeated unlawful use of a vehicle. The industry regulator concluded AFS Scaffolding Ltd poses “a significant risk to

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Commercial & Legal

Labour Peer Introduces New Payment Bill To Protect SMEs

In the wake of the lack of effective measures to deal with payment abuse following the Carillion collapse two years ago, Labour peer Lord Mendelsohn will introduce today [Tuesday 21 January 2020] a new payment Bill. Lord Mendelsohn has taken

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Commercial

Construction recovery needs a VAT cut, says FMB

The Chancellor must use the upcoming Budget to slash the rate of VAT on repair and maintenance work and to invest in the construction sector in order to maintain the industry’s recovery, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB)

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Commercial & Legal

2020 Legal Events for Scaffolding Contractors

Following the success of the 2019 Contract Law Seminars, Birketts LLP and the Scaffolding Association will be continuing with their series of legal events throughout 2020. Talking about the partnership Stacey Underhill, Head of External Affairs at the Scaffolding Association,

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Featured

Scaffolding Association to launch prestigious Yearbook

2020 will see the launch of the Scaffolding Association’s first annual Yearbook. As part of the Association’s strategic campaign to raise the profile of members within the industry, the Yearbook will be a key piece of marketing collateral that will

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