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Scottish construction industry bodies are surveying their memberships for views on the future of the Construction Levy administered UK-wide by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Members of the Scottish Building Federation (SBF) and the Scottish Decorators’ Federation (SDF) have u

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Administrators of collapsed plant hirer Hewden are to auction off the firm’s large crane fleet after failing to find a buyer for the equipment. Joint administrator Ernst & Young has appointed Euro Auctions to dispose of the assets of HS Realisations, the new name for what remains of H

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A mini excavator worth more than £15,000 is to be auctioned off to raise funds for a charity which provides welfare and financial support for the construction industry. The Lighthouse Club will be celebrating its 60th anniversary at the famous Construction Industry Charity Christmas Lunch

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Administrators have completed a deal to sell three divisions of crane hire specialist Hewden to UK rental business A-Plant but over 250 employees have been made redundant. The restructuring team of EY was today appointed administrators of the Manchester-based plant hire firm after it was unable to r

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Construction equipment manufacturer JCB has resigned as a member of the CBI amid reports that the firm was unhappy with the lobby group's anti-Brexit stance. A spokesperson for JCB, which employs close to 6,500 people in the UK and sells to 150 countries, confirmed that the company ha

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Construction machinery manufacturer JCB said it remains optimistic about the future despite reporting a fall in annual sales and profits. The company said that in 2015 it achieved a profit of £214 million, which is 27 per cent down on 2014 when it made £294m. Sales for 2015 sto

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