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Up to 200 enquire about blacklist compensation scheme

Construction News understands around 200 people have now made enquiries about a compensation scheme for blacklisted workers since its launch on 4 July.

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Contractors to face major new blacklisting case

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.

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Hatfield rail crash judge to decide blacklisting cases

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.

Cover image Feb 2012 Blacklist blacklisting ICO

Blacklist compensation scheme launched by major contractors

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.

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Exclusive: HSS Hire demands apology over minimum wage 'name and shame'

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.

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Nine illegal workers arrested on Miller Construction site

Nine illegal immigrants have been arrested after they were found working on a Miller Construction site in Newcastle.

UK construction disputes at an all time £16.5m high

UK construction disputes at an all time £16.5m high

Disputes on UK construction projects reached an all time high in 2013 and were worth £16.5m, according to research from EC Harris.

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Balfour Beatty: 'No evidence' of corruption on National Grid contract

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.

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