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Construction News understands around 200 people have now made enquiries about a compensation scheme for blacklisted workers since its launch on 4 July.
Hundreds of blacklisting cases being taken through the courts will now be heard together, following the grant of a Group Litigation Order in the High Court.
The retired judge who imposed a huge fine on Balfour Beatty for its part in the 2000 Hatfield rail crash was chosen to hear blacklisting compensation cases because of his previously tough stance in dealing with the industry.
Updated: Blacklisted workers will be offered between £4,000 and £20,000 under a ‘fast track’ Construction Workers Compensation Scheme which has been launched following eight months of talks.
Exclusive: HSS Hire is taking legal advice and demanding an apology from business minister Jenny Willott after it was named and shamed for failing to pay the correct minimum wage.
The construction process often leads to the handing over of goods through the supply chain with payment to follow.
At the end of practically every construction project the parties will be faced with a schedule of unresolved variations that will need to be agreed. Disagreements will often relate to valuation.
The High Court has overruled the communities secretary decision to block planning permission on a solar farm.
News from Nationwide claiming the average UK house price has hit an all-time high will do nothing to dampen the media frenzy around the current state of the property market.
When preparing a business plan, it is important to consider the full range of issues that could affect the business and contribute to its success and profitability.
The recent Court of Appeal case of RWE Npower Renewables Ltd v J N Bentley Ltd has illustrated very clearly how a poorly drafted contract can lead to uncertainty and a costly dispute.
Contrary to popular belief, the majority of consultants are still under the same fee pressure being experienced by contractors with contract pricing.
Construction projects often involve a long chain, or sometimes even complex web of partners.
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Nine illegal immigrants have been arrested after they were found working on a Miller Construction site in Newcastle.
Disputes on UK construction projects reached an all time high in 2013 and were worth £16.5m, according to research from EC Harris.
Balfour Beatty has found evidence of “localised bullying” on a National Grid contract it started last year, but says it found “no evidence” of systematic bribery and corruption.