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Amelia Rodriques

From benefits mum to inspiring worker

What the story of a 24-year-old painter and decorator reveals about the barriers construction must remove if it’s to attract the very best people.

Harvey Francis group HR director and executive vice-president Skanska UK

Watch: Engage with supply chain on diversity inclusion Video

Harvey Francis talks about early engagement with the supply chain and introducing them to Skanska’s workplace culture through inclusion in on-site meetings.

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CN Awards 2016 judges' profiles: Clients

Get your business shortlisted and your work could be in front of some of the biggest clients in the sector, from HS2, Tideway and Network Rail to GPE, Hammerson and Land Securities.

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CITB left in limbo with 'reduced income' as new levy to hit 700 firms

The CITB could see its income reduced after the government revealed details of its new apprenticeship levy, according to the training board’s director of policy.

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A closer look: What would the apprenticeship levy cost contractors?

George Osborne has announced that his new apprenticeship levy will be set at a rate of 0.5 per cent of an employer’s wage bill – but what does that amount to for a construction firm?

Mischa Balen barrister Atkin Chambers

ParkingEye v Beavis: A view from the courts

A recent Supreme Court decision on penalty clauses could have a big impact on construction contracts.

Toby Guise associate director aftercare and quality J S Wright

Innovative aftercare can cut down on unnecessary call-outs

Customer satisfaction has become as much of a driving force in the residential marketplace as it has in other walks of life, which is why building services providers should be putting the end-user first.

Construction materials price index by work type Jan 11-Sep 15 teaser_BIS

Costs continue to bite despite record-low inflation

Data suggests materials cost inflation has hit its lowest point since May 2011, so why are many contractors still struggling with rising prices?

Watch: Rebecca Evans leads webinar on project finance

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CN Briefing

Thames Tideway Tunnel TBM up close

Every barge is a hippo opportunity


Thames Tideway chief executive Andy Mitchell will hit the headlines in a few years’ time, for better or worse.