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Inflation guidance

Inflation guidance

The Managing Price Inflation guidance produced by Build UK has been updated with information on whether a contract can be lawfully terminated if inflation makes it commercial unviable. It outlines the key considerations, including the circumstances giving rise to...

Protecting against insolvency

Protecting against insolvency

With insolvency risk beginning to rival inflation as a threat to the industry, Director of KPMG’s Major Projects Advisory Team Joe Manning has outlined how to identify and respond to signs of insolvency in the supply chain. A combination of the following warning signs...

£6.2 billion worth of contracts awarded in August

£6.2 billion worth of contracts awarded in August

The latest information from Builders’ Conference shows that 460 contracts worth £6.2 billion were awarded in August. Both the number and value of contracts were higher than the monthly average over the last year, which is particularly encouraging given that August is...

Increasing employment in construction

Increasing employment in construction

With construction needing to recruit over 53,000 new entrants every year to maintain output, Build UK has published the results of its latest survey of members to understand current levels of employment within the industry and the impact of job vacancies across the...

Free training to support businesses on their low-carbon journey

Free training to support businesses on their low-carbon journey

Eco-I North West is a practical, interactive project aimed at North West based SME’s that are starting their low-carbon innovation journey and are looking for opportunities and support to become a low-carbon business. It is being run as two ‘in-person’ workshops held...

First revision of Construction Playbook published

First revision of Construction Playbook published

The Cabinet Office has now published the first revision of the Construction Playbook.  The Playbook captures commercial best practices and specific sector reforms outlining the government’s expectations of how contracting authorities and suppliers, including the...

Lens Blog: Getting paid

Lens Blog: Getting paid

The second in our series of short blogs by FIS Consultant, Len Bunton on contractual and commercial issues he experiences when supporting FIS members and the wider community - it is designed to help FIS Members avoid common traps and build on our focus on collective...

How to submit an employer application for a CSCS Card

How to submit an employer application for a CSCS Card

CSCS has updated its user guide for employers making applications on behalf of their workforce.  Designed to make applications quicker and easier, the new guidance is available to download for free and includes information on registering applicants, uploading employee...